The longest-tenured supervisor on the Waukesha County Board was rewarded with another two years by voters Tuesday night.

Duane Paulson, who represents District 17 on the county board, rolled to a victory over his challenger, attorney Jaron Mosier, by racking up 1,911 votes or 57.5 percent.

Mosier garnered 1,378 votes or 41.5 percent.

The seat covers the central, western and northwestern parts of the city of Waukesha.

As a supervisor, Paulson has been one of the biggest advocates of the Waukesha County Museum and finding ways to fund it.

Before the museum unveiled a plan last year that includes selling the buildings to a local developer in an attempt to rid itself of the property's financial burdens, Paulson looked at putting additional county resources into the historic structure a few years ago.

While his request was denied and the county stopped providing the museum with additional money, Paulson maintains the building is important to maintain.

'It is an architectural gem that represents Waukesha's past,' Paulson said.

Paulson said last month he takes great pride in assisting constituents to navigate their needs with regard to mental health, aging, disabilities, tracking down people that were owed money by the county, and, even jail issues.

'People in need of these services generally just need some direction, and it has been rewarding to provide that,' Paulson said.


Duane Paulson (inc.) 1,911

Jaron Mosier 1,378

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