TOWN OF PESHTIGO — Kristen Edgar is a candidate for Supervisor 4 on the Peshtigo Town Board.

The primary election is set for Feb. 18. The top two vote getters advance to the April election. Incumbent Dan Van Beek and Tom Roggendorf round out the field.

Edgar grew up in Upper Michigan and has lived in the Town of Peshtigo for almost 10 years. She graduated from Michigan Technological University with a bachelor of science degree and has four young children. She works as a volunteer parent-advocate helping local parents navigate services for their children with special needs. Over the past year and a half, she has been attending board meetings and other local meetings directly relating to the community, such as the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) meetings regarding the PFAS contamination in the area.

Edgar said she is planning to improve communication, transparency and accountability to the citizens of the town. She said she has already started this initiative by creating a Facebook page called the Town of Peshtigo Citizens.

Edgar said she will increase fiscal responsibility and work to eliminate the wasteful spending that currently takes place. The community needs new leadership and more common-sense decision making, she said.

“I have witnessed the Town of Peshtigo Board making motions during meetings, and then doing the complete opposite to what was agreed to — after the fact,” she said. “The current poor leadership is costing town taxpayers significant money, and it is wasteful.”

Edgar said she is disheartened to witness citizens in the town that have been personally impacted by this PFAS contamination being dismissed and treated poorly at meetings for expressing their concerns.