The Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA), in partnership with the Kenosha News, is hosting a Feb. 1 candidate forum featuring the three candidates seeking the position of Kenosha County Executive.
The candidates — District 16 County Supervisor Jerry Gulley of Pleasant Prairie; State Rep. Samantha Kerkman of Salem Lakes; and Kenosha County Clerk of Courts Rebecca Matoska-Mentink of Pleasant Prairie — will vie in the Feb. 15 primary election. The two top finishers in the primary will advance to the April 5 general election.
The successor will take over as chief executive officer of the county, a position held by Jim Kreuser since 2008. Kreuser announced last year that he would retire at the conclusion of his term in 2022.
“Jim Kreuser has provided steady and solid leadership in this role since 2008,” said Todd Battle, KABA president. “With his pending retirement, we wanted to host a forum to learn more about the candidates that are looking to succeed him.”