Extremist County Board member Andy Berg refuses to dispel rumors that he is resigning his seat soon. Berg moved out of his marital home after his wife filed for divorce. In order to stay in his district and retain his position, he allegedly moved down the street from his wife. There was at least one domestic dispute where the police were called to check on an allegedly intoxicated Berg.
Berg has an arrest record that includes convictions for OWI and drug possession. He is a failed candidate for Alderman and Sheriff. He has never prevailed in a contested election and instead, earned a seat on the County Board, running unopposed in 2016 and hasn’t been challenged since.
Berg also runs a local non-profit in which at one time owed thousands of dollars in back taxes and was accused of profiting personally from the nonprofit.
We reached out to Berg and he refused to comment on the rumors, saying “this would be a matter I wouldn’t discuss….”
We do know that Berg has been in hot water with his employer and was close to being fired by the Wisconsin Department of corrections. Berg was disciplined for showing prisoners r-rated movies including movies that include pro-BLM ideology. It is possible that he is moving due to a change in employment or change of address due to his contested and contentious divorce.
If Berg, a Democrat resigns, Chairman Gabe Nudo will be able to suggest his replacement to the mostly-conservative board, adding another to the right side of the aisle after the recent red wave.