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La Crosse County Board welcomes two new members, new veterans service officer



Leo Silva (left) and Pelli Lee are sworn in as La Crosse County supervisors by Judge Scott Horne on Monday. (photo: Brad Williams)

La Crosse County is back to having a full 30-member county board, with the swearing-in of two new members on Monday. 

Pelli Lee and Leo Silva took the oath of office from Judge Scott Horne, after being approved to succeed two supervisors who resigned recently. 

Lee is a former La Crosse School Board member, who represents the north side of La Crosse in District 1. 

Silva is an architect, whose 28th District covers areas generally north and east of La Crosse. 

The two men will serve until April of next year.

La Crosse County also hired a new staffer Monday to help provide needed services for county veterans. 

Jane Brannan was appointed veterans service officer by the county board Monday night. 

Brannan told the board that she’s excited to be working with the county on veterans’ issues.

She comes to the county government from UW-La Crosse, where she had been a coordinator for veterans education benefits.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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