KENOSHA – Today, State Senator Bob Wirch and Representatives Tod Ohnstad and Tip McGuire announced their endorsement of Rebecca Matoska-Mentink for Kenosha County Executive.
“Having a well-run county government – which manages our county-run nursing home that serves many of Kenosha’s elders to ensuring our veterans are receiving the benefits they need – is vitally important to every Kenosha County resident,” said Senator Wirch, who represents the City of Kenosha, portions of the Village and Town of Somers, as well as parts of Racine County. “Rebecca Matoska-Mentink’s experience in managing Kenosha’s entire Circuit Court System provides her with the best experience to guarantee that our elders, our veterans, and everyone else who uses county services will receive the best service possible.” Sen. Wirch formerly served on the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors from 1986-1994 prior to being elected to the legislature.
“There’s no question that Rebecca’s experience working with every county agency and her history of maintaining a fiscally responsible budget for the Courts proves how well she can manage our county’s agencies,” added Rep. Ohnstad, who has represented the City of Kenosha in the legislature since 2012. “As Clerk of Courts since 2007, Rebecca has overseen a budget of $5 million, brings in $3 million in revenues, and has managed a staff of 40 people in ensuring that Kenosha County has an efficient court system.”
“Rebecca Matoska-Mentink has been a leader both in county government and out,” said Rep. Tip McGuire, who represents the City of Kenosha and portions of the Village and Town of Somers. “Her dedication to serving our community in every way she can – from her service with the Hope Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs, the Kenosha Achievement Center, the Pleasant Prairie Police and Fire Commission, and Gateway Technical College to being awarded the Boys and Girls Club Volunteer of the Year – has shown how much she cares about our community’s success.”
“It’s an honor to receive support from these three public servants,” said Matoska-Mentink. “I appreciate their confidence, and I will continue to work to earn the backing of every citizen of Kenosha County during this campaign.”