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Third Candidate Enters County Supervisor Race

Al Singer of Greenfield has joined Tom Anthony of Greenfield and Tony Staskunas of West Allis after filing his nomination papers Monday.

A third candidate will challenge for the 17th District County Board seat vacated by Joe Sanfelippo.

Al Singer of Greenfield has joined Tom Anthony of Greenfield and Tony Staskunas of West Allis after filing his nomination papers late last week.

Singer, 58, is a retired Milwaukee Police Department sergeant and lifelong resident of Milwaukee County. Singer once owned Grand Slam USA, an indoor batting cage and basketball court on Howell Avenue in Milwaukee.

Singer now works part-time as a security officer at Children's Hospital and West Allis Memorial Hospital, is a driver for an organ donor network, a 50/50 raffle vendor for the Brewers Community Foundation and a golf ranger starter at Morningstar Golf Course.

He ran for a County Board seat in 1980, but lost to Jerry Engel.

Singer, who has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Marquette University and served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve from 1982-89, said he was in favor of reducing the size of the County Board and curbing board spending and agreed with most aspects of state legislation Sanfelippo, now a state representative, proposed last week.

"I feel that the Board of Supervisors have had plenty of time to solve the problem of over-staffing on their own and the state was forced to step in," he said. "I feel that reducing the board spending by $5 million is kind of hasty and the spending reduction should take place over a period of a few years versus all at one time."

The deadline to declare candidacy for the position is Jan. 15. As of Jan. 10, only one candidate — Anthony — had his required nomination signatures verified.

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