MARINETTE — Karl Jaeger is a candidate for the District 21 seat on the Marinette County Board of Supervisors. Long-time supervisor Vilas Schroeder is not seeking re-election.

Jaeger, along with Rebecca DeMarce and Jim Wortner, are seeking the position. The top two vote getters from Tuesday’s primary will advance to the April 7 spring election.

Jaeger, an Escanaba, Michigan, native has lived in the area for the past 15 years.

“As a life-long resident of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, I appreciate and care deeply about our citizens, our communities, and the environment we share,” Jaeger said. “As a parent, homeowner and local business owner, I am dedicated to serving and growing Marinette County for the long-term benefit, enjoyment and security of our residents. I will embrace this leadership opportunity and listen to the concerns of our citizens. I will perform my duties as your supervisor openly and be a common-sense decision-maker.”

Jaeger is a member of the local Citizens PFAS Advisory Committee. “As your supervisor, I will work to ensure Marinette County meets its responsibilities for protecting our environment, addressing the health risks we are facing, and taking the sorts of actions that reflect the expectations of our citizens and duties of county government,” he said.

The four pillars of Jaeger’s platform include:

¦ Community Stewardship — prioritizing an immediate and long-term solution and remediation plan to ensure clean, safe water for every resident of Marinette County.

¦ Community Development — job creation and economic development, infrastructure improvement, broadband access, green energy initiatives and bike path expansion.

¦ Community Enrichment — public library support, extra-curricular STE(A)M programs, training and certification opportunities, and park enhancement.

¦ Community Outreach — veterans and elderly services, family and youth services, student support, and inmate literacy and workplace training.

Jaeger graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in history. He continues to take continuing education courses.

Jaeger and his wife, Mariel (Carter), have two young daughters, Charlotte and Jane, who attend the Peshtigo Elementary Learning Center. His wife is a Peshtigo High School graduate and serves on the Peshtigo School Board.

In his free time, Jaeger said he likes to spend time with family and friends, read good books and build and repair guitar amplifiers.

Jaeger is available to discuss his campaign or concerns about Marinette County issues. He can be reached by email at MarinetteCounty21@gmail.com or people can visit his campaign website at facebook.com/MarinetteCounty21.