Moeller wants less spending, lower taxes

June 29, 2006|by TARA REILLY


You probably won't be seeing Daniel Moeller's name on signs stuck in the ground along Washington County roads.

He thinks candidates who use them are "cluttering up the county."

Moeller, 63, who filed Wednesday for Washington County Commissioner, said he would like residents to vote for him because they like what he has to say, not whether they see his name on election signs.

His platform is concise: lower taxes, less spending, fewer laws and lower fees are included on his agenda.

"I am a tax less and spend less candidate who will be frugal with county funds," Moeller, who lives near Rohrersville, said in a written statement.

Moeller is running as a Democrat in the Sept. 12 primary election.

Former Washington County Board of Education member J. Herbert Hardin also filed Wednesday as a Democrat for County Commissioner.

They join Democrats Donna L. Brightman, Mike Spinnler, Paul L. Swartz, Lloyd "Pete" Waters and John E. Weller.


So far, eight Republicans are seeking wins in their party.

Incumbent Commissioners John C. Munson and Doris J. Nipps have filed for re-election. Other Republicans seeking wins are Terry Baker, John F. Barr, W. Edward Forrest, Nathan Alan Green, Jeff Hewett and Edward L. Knepper.

The deadline to file is Monday. The general election is Nov. 7. All five commissioner seats are open.

Moeller, a Vietnam veteran, has lived in Washington County since 1976. He is married to June and has two children, David and Wendy.

He has a degree from the University of Wisconsin in finance investments and banking.

Moeller has run for the Board of Education twice but lost, he said.

Moeller often attends County Commissioners meetings and has questioned them on several issues, including the county's rural rezoning plan, $150 tax rebates mailed to taxpayers last week and a proposal that would have established maintenance standards for homes.

After much opposition from the public, the commissioners scrapped the proposal.

"There are people that are living in homes that are not beautiful, because they don't have the money to fix them up," Moeller said. "The best way to help everyone in the county is to lower the taxes and lower the spending."

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