Incumbent Three Lakes Town Board Chairman Jeff Bruss defeated challenger Brian Slizewski 633-132 in the spring election last Tuesday.

Bruss, 46, is a fourth-generation resident of Three Lakes. Prior to being elected town chairman following a write-in campaign in 2017, Bruss was a town board supervisor.

Town board supervisors Jeff Boehm and Matt Olkowski, and Treasurer Lanae Kowalski were unopposed in Tuesday’s election. (See other election results, including Three Lakes School Board, on Page 7.)

Bruss said he is ready to lead Three Lakes during his next two-year term.

“The most important aspect of winning the chair for a second term in Three Lakes is keeping the core town board together for at least one more year,” he said. “With all of the ongoing projects — three-year road project, wrapping up two new buildings, financially assisting the sanitary district and developing a strategy for downtown sustainability — it’s vital that we keep the core group who’ve all been part of these processes in place. Turnover in town government keeps things fresh, and although sometimes necessary, does have a tendency to sidetrack and delay important projects.”

Bruss was a town board supervisor from 2009-’12, and then surprised former Three Lakes Town Board Chairwoman Stella Westfall when he defeated her 371-254 following a write-in effort in 2017. 

A 1990 graduate of Three Lakes High School, Bruss is president at Cole Publishing in Three Lakes and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He has lived in Three Lakes all of his life with the exception of his military service from 1990-’97. He received a bachelor of science in business administration focusing on management information systems from UW-Oshkosh in 1997.