Kim Mahoney Announces Political Campaign for Racine County Supervisor
“Foxconn resident and eminent domain abuse advocate vows to bring oversight and transparency to Racine County Board in light of Foxconn development setbacks.”
MOUNT PLEASANT, WI JANUARY 2, 2020 – Kim Mahoney, one of the most vocal opponents of eminent domain abuse for the Foxconn project, announced today she running for Racine County Supervisor, District 14, which includes the Foxconn development in western Mount Pleasant and the Village of Sturtevant.
Mahoney says she is running for County Supervisor to provide real representation to the residents of District 14. “When my neighbors and I needed answers from our previous supervisor about Foxconn development plans, our supervisor told us she was informed by the Racine County Board Chairman and Corporation Counsel not to get involved,” Mahoney said. “Other residents complained that our supervisor wouldn’t return phone calls or even acknowledge their emails. It was a complete failure of representation. I will not let that happen when I am elected.”
Mahoney’s home is located in the Foxconn development. She says that she and her husband were always willing to sell but the Village of Mount Pleasant instead used fake road plans and an inappropriate use of blight to bully and intimidate homeowners into selling on the Village’s terms.
After winning her fight, Mahoney has been an advocate for other homeowners threatened by eminent domain across the state. “I want to ensure others are not mistreated by their local government,” Mahoney said. “My experience has given me a unique perspective and qualifications which I will bring to the Racine County Board.”
This is Kim Mahoney’s first campaign for elected office. Mahoney has been featured in over 25 local, national and international media outlets regarding the Foxconn project, including the New Yorker, NBC Nightly News, CNBC, HBO Vice News, and the Wall Street Journal.
Kim Mahoney grew up in Sturtevant and attended J. I. Case High School. After high school, she moved to Idaho where she attended Lewis-Clark State College. She returned to Racine County in 1997 and started working as a legal assistant at a law firm in Racine, and then in Milwaukee. Kim has been working as a litigation paralegal for a global consumer products manufacturer in Racine since 2005. She lives in Mount Pleasant with her husband Jim and their daughter Reese.
Election Day for candidates on the spring ballot will be April 7, 2020. To check your voter registration or to find your polling place, go to myvote.wi.gov.
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