Schoemann to run for county executive

WEST BEND — Washington County Administrator Joshua Schoemann on Tuesday became the first person to file papers for the newly-created position of county executive, in effect asking voters to elect him to a job he has held for six years.

The County Board voted last month to eliminate the administrator form of government and moved to an elected one. It was the second vote the County Board took on the matter — the first one failed in June.

Supporters backed the idea that an elected leader is accountable to the community and should be elected by those he or she serves. “A county executive serves as an important liaison between the county and other levels of government, including the state

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