Kurt Prenzler, Madison County Board Chairman, Madison County, IL
Kurt Prenzler was elected Madison County Board Chairman in November 2016, after serving as Madison County Treasurer for six years. He studied business and finance at the Wharton School of Business and law at the University of Illinois.
As Madison County Treasurer, Kurt brought fiscal responsibility and ethics to the Treasurer’s Office. He reduced the treasurer’s office budget by 30 percent, stopped no-bid county investments, automated the tax sales, and tripled investment deposits in local banks from $30 to $90 million. As Madison County Board Chairman, his top two priorities are to reduce the county tax levy without compromising services, and improve ethics in county government.
Prior to his election to the office of Madison County Treasurer in 2010, Kurt, a Certified Public Accountant, used his talents in finance and acquisitions at various companies throughout the Midwest. His travels brought him to Edwardsville, Illinois, where he lives with his wife, Rita, and their three teenagers.