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Greg Addie will run as an ...
Greg Addie will run as an Independent and faces incumbent Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Marge Krupp, D-Wis.
also supports term limits for legislators, he
told The Janesville Gazette
, 49, of 2708 Omaha Drive, Janesville, was elected to city council in 2003 and served two terms.
In 2006, Addie
unsuccessfully ran as a Republican against incumbent Judy Robson, D-Beloit, for Wisconsin Senate District 15.
Addie founded Integrity Water Solutions, 1950 North Wisconsin St., Elkhorn, in 2004.
Previously he worked for family-owned Addie Water Systems, Janesville, for 13 years, he said.
Addie will take on Robson | The Janesville Gazette | Janesville, Wisconsin, USA
Addie will take on Robson
...Greg Addie, a sometimes-controversial member of the Janesville City Council, will run for state Senate as a Republican against Democrat Judy Robson.
Robson, who lives in Beloit, represents the 15th Senate District.She
was elected to the Senate in 1998 after serving 11 years in the Assembly.Addie
, 2708 Omaha Drive, is serving a second, two-year term on the city council.
The Senate election is Nov. 7, and Addie
doesn't yet know if he'll seek a third term on the council in April.Addie
is running for the state Senate on a platform of reform.
A priority would be to create a tax-exempt status or credit that could be applied to Wisconsin National Guardsmen on active duty.That would ease financial hardship as soldiers readjust to society, he
also would focus on economic growth, and he
said Rock County ranks second-highest in unemployment in the state.Much of the unemployment is in Beloit, he
time on the council would serve him well as senator.
For instance, Addie
sees how the state tax freeze affected local governments.Janesville has cut millions and still faces a $700,000 deficit, he
"If something isn't done to amend the tax freeze, local governments like Janesville will have to cut serious services in the future," he
proposes an increase of one-quarter of 1 percent on the state retail sales tax that would go to cities.That would raise $3 million for Janesville, he
would also look at toll systems to pay for roads.Addie has the reputation of being a maverick on the council, and he asserted during elections that he is willing to oppose the administration.He
stood alone during a building code controversy and urged that the council approve any condemnations.The proposal died for lack of a second.Addie
also asked residents to call him directly with their experiences with the code department, essentially bypassing city staff.During that time, there were reports of heated arguments during closed meetings.
The council retaliated by refusing to elect Addie
to traditional council offices.
Addie owns Integrity Water Solutions
, a water treatment business.He
is married to Jeanine and has three children and a grandchild.Addie
was raised on a farm in Milton and has lived in Rock County most of his
life.He is a Marine Corps veteran and also worked in management for seven years at the Beloit Frito-Lay plant.Addie is an ordained minister, completing an ordination course when he worked at a homeless shelter in Beloit.He
can be contacted at (608) 295-3727 or at email@example.com.
The Janesville Gazette | Janesville, Wisconsin, USA
Janesville City Councilman Greg Addie said Monday morning: "This ball keeps rolling very fast."On Monday, Addie and Councilman Paul Murphy said any change in city government should be decided by a binding referendum rather than an advisory vote.Story
Businesses may suffer under ozone designation | The Janesville Gazette | Janesville, Wisconsin, USA
At a recent meeting, Janesville City Council member Greg Addie said a negative designation would be a "business killer.
Ballot for Janesville City Council crowded | The Janesville Gazette | Janesville, Wisconsin, USA
Those who have filed papers are Greg Addie, Tom Brien, Ty Bollerud, Nannette Chesmore, Vicki Damron, Micheal Farrey, Bruce Monson, Russ Steeber and Tom Wellnitz.
... -- Greg Addie, 43, of 2708 Omaha Drive.Addie, a marketing representative for Addie Water Systems, said his experience in public relations would help him listen and respond to Janesville residents.
background in the water business would provide expertise as the city deals with elevated nitrates in the water system.
"Twenty-five years of combined experience in public relations, small business marketing, corporate management and blue-collar employment has given me the insight into the needs of the business community as well as the needs of individuals of Janesville," Addie
"I can offer the community sensible and logical solutions when deciding the future of Janesville and its citizens."