Grant, left, Kilkenny

ELKHORN — The makeup of the next Walworth County Board will look quite differently after two more longtime board members announced they will not run for re-election.

County Board Vice Chair Jerry Grant and Supervisor Daniel Kilkenny have notifications of non-candidacy with County Clerk Kim Bushey.

Board Chair Nancy Russell announced earlier she would step down.

That means at least three of the 11 county board seats will have new members in 2022.

Grant represents portions of Whitewater in District 4, and first served on the board from 1998-2014.

He ran again in 2018 and continues to serve both as County Board Supervisor and as the Board Vice Chair. Grant also served as County Board Vice Chair in 2008-2010 and 2012-2014.

In addition to serving as the Vice Chair of the County Board, Grant currently serves as the Chair of the Public Works Committee and member of the County Zoning Agency, Finance Committee and Whitewaler/Rice Lake Management District.

Kilkenny has served since 2006 in District 8, which includes portions of the Towns of Darien, Delavan, Sugar Creek and a portion of the city of Delavan.

Kilkenny also currently serves the County as Vice Chair of Agriculture and Extension Education, Executive, finance. Land Conservation and Park Committees. He previously served as Vice Chair of the County Board from 2010-2012.

All eleven of the Walworth County Supervisor positions will be on the ballot at the Spring Election on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

Informational packets on running for County Board Supervisor are available at the Walworth County Clerk’s Office located at the Government Center at 100 West Walworth Street in Elkhorn. You can also check the County website at: .us/201/Running-for-County-Offices for information on candidacy.

The final day for filing nomination papers for the office of Walworth County Supervisor in the Walworth County Clerk’s office is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.


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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak launched Walworth County Community News in 2021. He is the former editor of The Week and Walworth County Sunday.