• As a County Executive Mark Has Lowered Spending and Reduced the Debt
    Improving Dignity and Care
    New 168 Bed Parkview Nursing Home
  • Raising The Minimum Wage
    As a County Executive Mark Has
    Controlled Spending and Reduced the Debt
  • Investing in UW-Fox Valley
    Engineering New Opportunity
    Investing in UWO Fox Cities

Mark Harris - Winnebago County Executive

Dear Voters,

I have worked hard to serve the residents of Winnebago County the past four terms. The county's debt has been significantly decreased and the reserves substantially increased. During my tenure I stepped up county investment in public infrastructure including roads, Parkview Nursing Home, and UWO Fox Cities. The waiting list for services to the elderly and developmentally disabled has been eliminated. The county has become more efficient. Please give me the opportunity to continue serving the people of Winnebago County.

Very truly yours,

Mark Harris Signature

Mark Controlled Spending and Reduced the Debt
While Maintaining Services

I believe that budgets and borrowing need to be controlled in a responsible manner that respects both the needs of the community and the burden on taxpayers. My record as Winnebago County Executive shows that I have proven success managing spending and debt.

County debt* has decreased by more than 20 million dollars or 37%. None of this was at the expense of the services the County provides. Despite controlling spending I was able to build a new,168 bed nursing home when so many other counties were closing their facilities.

We built new engineering classrooms at UWO Fox Cities, so the local economy would have more access to highly skilled workers. Also, we invested over 42 million dollars in new transportation infrastructure projects. My record demonstrates that I am able to manage the budget in a way that is good for our long term fiscal health, and that meets the needs of the community.

*as of April 2020

Outstanding Debt

  1. As of 4.30.05 $54,636,000
  2. As of 4.30.20$34,600,007*
  3. Projected 4.30.21$26,968,000*

Equalized Tax Rate

  1. Equalized Tax Rate 20055.68
  2. Equalized Tax Rate 20214.95
*Debt fluctuates with principal payments and new bonding.