About the candidates
Name: Brian Lind
Education: 1985 Northwestern High School graduate
Civic/government involvement: Six years on the school board, serving as clerk and vice president; former pony league football coach; involved with the youth basketball program.
Name: Danna Livingston-Matherly
Family: Married, five daughters, three dogs
Residence: Lake Nebagamon
Occupation: Instructor for the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College corrections program and the Department of Justice Academy; former probation and parole agent for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Education: Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and currently finishing a Master of Science degree in instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Civic/government involvement: Served for 10 years on a child abuse prevention task force, 12 years on a domestic violence prevention task force, seven years on the Duluth Federal Prison Community Board, three years on church council and an active member of the Superior Optimist Club serving youth in our community.
Name: Gail Saari
Family: Married with four grown children and two grandchildren
Occupation: Managing cosmetologist and small business owner
Education: 1972 Northwestern High School graduate, managing cosmetology license
Civic/government involvement: School board member for 15 years; co-chair of the former CARE committee to advocate for construction of Northwestern Elementary School; former PTO member, Girl Scout leader, Sunday school teacher, church council member; former member of the Suomi Conference Board; attendance at Rural Schools Association conferences and Wisconsin School Board Association seminars, vice president of CESA-12 board of control.
Name: James Streveler
Family: Wife Carol, six children and raised my wife’s brother.
Occupation: Retired after 33 years teaching agriculture and technical education at Northwestern High School; currently run a 45-cow beef operation with my wife and do some crop inspection for the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association.
Education: Bachelor of Science in agriculture education and chemistry from UW-River Falls
Civic/government involvement: Member of St. Anthony’s Parish in Lake Nebagamon for 45 years, serving on the parish board many times; member of Maple and then Cloverland volunteer fire departments since 1969; was on Douglas County and Town of Cloverland’s Comprehensive Planning Boards; treasurer of Amnicon Farmers Union; member of the State Farmers Union Policy Committee and lobbied in Washington D.C. for the Farm Bill with them in 2012; worked with Douglas County and local 4-H clubs; Douglas County Beef Improvement Association; Northwestern FFA and FFA alumni; and other agriculture groups; two terms on the school board and current board member.