THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Some Town Offices Have No Candidates
Issue Date: January 3, 2019
At the Peshtigo Times printing deadline at noon Wednesday, candidates for political offices to be filled at the polls on Tuesday, April 2 still had five hours to file nomination papers. A more detailed report will be printed next week on candidates for school board, municipal and judicial offices to be filled in April. Some town positions apparently will be filled by write-in votes, as no candidates have filed.
Marinette County Clerk Kathy Brandt said the only two positions to be filed through her office for this election were those of Municipal Court Judges Catherine Stichman (towns of Stephenson, Lake, Middle Inlet, and Silver Cliff and the Village of Wausaukee,) and Arthur J. Rettke (towns of Beecher, Dunbar and Pembine.) Both have filed for return to office, and so far there is no opposition.
Brandt said candidates for Circuit Court Judge positions file through the state office, but verified that Marinette County Circuit Court Branch II Judge James A. Morrison has filed his nomination papers and declaration of candidacy for return to office.
Town of Peshtigo may be having a primary election in February. There are reportedly three candidates for the supervisory post currently held by Mark Monnette. Town Chair Denise Wiedemeier said she is seeking re-election. She faces opposition from former Town Chair Herman Pottratz. Supervisor Dan Staudenmaier also reportedly will have opposition.
Village of Pound Clerk Patricia Schutte reported that Trustee Gerald Rogge has filed a notice of non-candidacy and will not be seeking reelection. Assistant Fire Chief Michael Rogodzinski has filed a declaration of candidacy, according to Clerk/Treasurer Patricia Schutte. Incumbent Trustee John Homontowski and Incumbent Village President Terry Earley are unopposed in bids for return to office.
In the Village of Coleman, nomination papers for return to office have been filed by incumbent President Glenn Woulf and Trustees Nancy Stank and Dave Podoski. Trustee Diane Patz has filed a certificate of non-candidacy and as of noon Wednesday there was no candidate for that post.
Town of Silver Cliff had no official candidates for any of its town offices as of noon Wednesday, according to Town Clerk Steffanie Bishop. Bishop said she, Town Chair Henry Burkel, and Supervisors Jeff Schaal and Bruce Weber, have all filed declarations of non-candidacy and there are no known candidates.
In the town of Pound, Chair Jerry Heroux, Clerk Jessica Olson, Treasurer Janelle Rymer and supervisors John Gaffney, Denny Fiedorowicz and Glenn L. Broderick have all filed declarations of candidacy. Incumbent Supervisor Leonard Semrau has filed a declaration of non-candidacy, and there was no candidate for that post.
Town of Beaver incumbents Chair Dave Bedora and supervisors Vernon Gisenas and Jerome Fendryk have all filed nomination papers for reelection. There is no known opposition.
In Town of Athelstane, Clerk Janice DuChateau reported she is unopposed so far a candidate for return to office, as are Treasurer Gregory Reinhardt, Town Chair Kelly Barnes and Supervisor II David William Jose. Three candidates are seeking the Supervisor I position. They are incumbent Harold M. Tesch, Jr., and challengers Gerald N. Readman and Denis DeJardin. DuChateau said she has been told that two other persons had taken out nomination papers but had not turned them in as of Friday, Dec. 28.
In the Village of Wausaukee incumbent President Hilbert Radtke is seeking return to office. Trustee Joleen Christ has filed notice of non-candidacy. Darryl Schmidt is a candidate for trustee, as are incumbents Ray Gordon and Lowell "Mack" McKim.
No one has filed a declaration of non-candidacy in the Town of Middle Inlet, but as of noon Wednesday Ronald WEnzel had not filed for return as a town of supervisor. Town Clerk Chuck Stanek said he expects him to return to office. Town Chair Richard Wade has filed declaration of candidacy, as has Supervisor Donald Van.
In the Town of Pembine, Chair Louis Linsmeyer has filed a notice of non-candidacy. Ross Bole has filed as a candidate for that position. Supervisor Vincent Czahor has filed for return to office. Two others are circulating nomination papers but had not yet returned them when the Peshtigo Times last talked with Clerk Suzanne Allen.