Contested Races For Some Town, Cities, School Board
With the deadline to file nomination papers for positions on Town Boards, Village Boards, City Councils and School Boards, some contested races have developed for the April 1 spring election. Also some municipalities may have write-in candidates elected when the incumbents did not seek re-election.
One race developed in the Town of Peshtigo for the Supervisor 4 position.
In the Village of Crivitz a new trustee will be elected when the incumbent did not seek re-election.
The Cities of Marinette and Peshtigo will have contested races for City Council positions. In Marinette two candidates seek the Ward 7 Aldermanic seat as the incumbent did not seek re-election.
In the City of Peshtigo a race developed as two candidates filed for the office of mayor as the incumbent did not seek re-election.
The races for a school board seat developed in the Niagara School District and Crivitz School District where three candidates filed in each district seeking the two seats up for election.
A listing of candidates for the various offices and contested races follows:
In town elections only Town Board with four Board members were up for election. They were:
Brazeau: No contested races as the two incumbent supervisors were the only candidates to file. They are David Parmentier and Rodney Gretzon.
Peshtigo: A contested race developed for Supervisor 4 on the Town Board which had been vacant. Seeking the post are Daniel Van Beek and Bryan Peth. They will face off in the April 1 election with the top vote getter elected. Having no opposition for re-election as Supervisor 3 is Denise Wiedemeier.
Pound: No contested races as the two incumbent supervisors were the only ones to file for re-election. Filing were Supervisors Dave Pellman and Mike Zeitler.
Stephenson: The two incumbents were the only candidates to file. Filing for re-election for Seat 2 was Jeffrey Lieuwen and for Seat 4 Kevin Solway.
Wausaukee: Both incumbents are unopposed for re-election and were the only candidates to file. They are Kurt Stumbris, Supervisor 3 and Dennis Taylor, Supervisor 4.
Coleman: Incumbents were the only candidates to file for re-election for the three trustee posts. Having no opposition are Jeff Gosa Sr., Wayne Smet and Jesse Parker.
Crivitz: There will be one new trustee on the Village Board as the incumbent Janis Porfilio did not seek re-election and filed non-candidacy papers. Filling for the post is Ben Kamps. Having no opposition for re-election are Trustees Duane Swanson and Shirley Keller.
Pound: A write-in candidate could be elected as a trustee as the incumbent Wayne Gross filed non-candidacy and is not seeking re-election. Having no opposition for the other trustee post is incumbent Mary Meyer
Wausaukee: There are no contested races for the three trustee posts up for re-election. Filing for re-election are Jason Figas, Rosie Figas and Bradley Taylor.
Peshtigo: A race for mayor has developed as two candidates filed for the position as Mayor Al Krizenesky did not seek re-election. Seeking the post are Third District Alderperson Cathi Malke and new comer Mark Konrad.
Malke did not seek re-election to another term as Third District Alderperson. Filing for the post is Mary Lock who previously served on the council.
Filing for the First Aldermanic District is David Marquardt, former parks and recreation director. The incumbent Tim Colburn did not seek re-election.
Second Aldermanic District Thomas Gryzwa is unopposed for re-election.
Marinette: A contested race developed for the Ward 7 Aldermanic post as the incumbent Carol Kempka did not seek re-election and filed non-candidacy papers. Seeking the post are Paulene Goes and Jeffrey Mayo.
Having no opposition for re-election are John Marx for Alderperson 3 and Martha Karban for Alderperson 8.
Carl D. Mercier is unopposed for re-election as Municipal Judge.
Niagara: There are no contested races for the three aldermanic posts up for election as the incumbents were the only candidates to file for re-election. They are Larry Kuchinski, Gerald Kallenbach and Donald Shampo.
Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine: Incumbents were the only candidates to file for the two seats up for election. They are Tammy Decker, representing the Town of Dunbar, and Brian Parr, Number 2 member at large.
Coleman: To date incumbent Joanne Nowak has filed for re-election for one of the two seats up for election. The status of incumbent Roger Heisel is unknown as the school administration office where filing is made was closed because of the weather. As a result candidates have an additional day to file which is 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9.
Crivitz: A race developed as the two incumbents and a challenger seek the two seats up for election. Filing were Lyle Cherry and Michael Dama, incumbents, and Todd Klemme. The two top vote getters on April 1 will be elected.
Goodman-Armstrong Creek: There are no races for the two seats up for election. Incumbents Laura Klescewski and David Ziolkowski were the only candidates to file.
Lena: Incumbent Lori Dufek has no opposition in her bid for re-election to a three year term.
Marinette: No races as the three incumbents filed for re-election and have no opposition. They are all for city residents seats by Lee Kuntz, John LaCourt and William Milz.
Niagara: Three candidates filed for the two positions on the Niagara School Board. They are incumbents Tracy Coppens and Donald Schroeder who face a challenge from Susan Mall. The top two vote getters on April 1 will be elected to a three year term.
Peshtigo: There are no contested races for the three seats up for election as the incumbents were the only candidates to file. They are Gary Larsen, Seat 1; Mike Fifarek, Seat 5 and Vern Rohde, Seat 6. Terms are for three years.
Suring: All three incumbents were the only candidates to file. They are Eugene School Jr. and Rika Schindel for the Towns of Bagle, Maple Valley, and Spruce. Filing for the Towns of Doty, Mountain,ad Riverviiew area was incumbent Cathleen Lundren. Incument Mark Strehlow filed for the Town of How seat. Electors from the entire school district are eligible to vote for the candidates.
Wausaukee: There is no races as the two incumbents were the only two candidates to file for re-election to the two seats up for election. They are Ken Jones and Dave Kipp.
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