McFarland Village Board Trustee Ed Wreh announced on Wednesday that he is a candidate for Dane County Board’s District 34 seat.
“I am running for Dane County Supervisor because it is time for a change. It is time for representation that prioritizes the issues that matter most to our local communities,” Wreh said at a press conference announcing his campaign.
Wreh is a senior consultant for Nordic Consulting Systems where he works to improve healthcare using data analysis and medical software. Wreh and his wife, Kyanna, live in McFarland’s Prairie Place neighborhood.
Wreh is a first-generation American whose family moved to the US from Liberia when he was eight years old, according to his campaign website, and his parents – an air traffic controller and a caregiver – raised him and his brother and sisters in Georgia.
“As a first-generation American, I have always felt called to serve my country and my community,” Wreh said. “That’s why I joined the US Army National Guard. That’s why it is such an honor to represent my neighbors on the McFarland Village Board. It is why I volunteer in our McFarland Schools. It is why I mentor kids in Dane County with formerly incarcerated parents. It is why I serve on the Dane County Area Agency on Aging Board.”
Wreh earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and earned an MBA at Fayetteville State University. He has served in the US Army National Guard, working as a Combat Engineer (2013-2018) based in Fayetteville.
Some of Wreh’s public supporters include former Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney, Dane County Supervisor and State Representative Melissa Ratcliff, Dane County Supervisors Maureen McCarville, McFarland Village Board President Carolyn Clow, McFarland Village Board Trustees Hillary Brandt, Stephanie Brassington and Luke Fessler; McFarland School Board Member Meghan Fessler, Former McFarland School Board Member Christine Pribbenow, Madison School Board Member Nicki Vander Meulen and Middleton Mayor Emily Kuhn.
“As a McFarland Village Board Trustee, I’ve been a champion for the environment, seniors, public safety, and open inclusive government. I’ve worked to bring new voices and new perspectives into Village Government,” Wreh said. “Whatever issue the Village Board has tackled, my focus has always been on what is best for the people I serve. That will continue to be my focus as the Supervisor from District 34.”
Wreh is challenging incumbent Patrick Miles for the seat. The non-partisan election for Dane County Board will be held in April 2024.