Longtime Madison County Democratic board member, and current Board Chairman Alan Dunstan is facing a challenge for his seat this fall. Current board member Chris Slusser of Wood River is the Republican nominee and says he wants to bring a fresh perspective to the office.  Dunstan says his years of experience and a balanced county budget, mean his leadership is working well for the county.

Dunstan says he and the board have been trying to keep taxes in check:


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Slusser says the board could do better:

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Slusser is finishing his first term on the board.  Dunstan has been on the county board as a board member, or chairman, for 32 years.  Both men appeared earlier this week on Z-1570's Let's Talk.  Listen to the full interview under the "listen" tab at the top of the page.

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