Positions Open For April 2020 ElectionsIssue Date: November 27, 2019
Terms on all county boards, school boards, city councils, village boards and 5-member town boards, as well as many judicial posts in Wisconsin expire in April of 2020 and will be filled at elections on Tuesday, April 7, which is also the date of Wisconsin's presidential preference primary election. If a primary election for state and local offices is required it will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Candidates interested in being elected to one of those positions can begin circulating nomination papers on Sunday, Dec. 1, and must have them filed in the appropriate offices with the proper number of signatures and campaign registration statements by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7 to be listed on ballots for the Tuesday, April 7 elections.
In Marinette County all 30 County Board seats are to be filled in the April 7 elections, and in Oconto County all 31 County Board positions will be filled. There is no incumbent for the Marinette County Board District 16 seat representing town of Grover, due to the recent resignation of Supervisor David Zahn.
Also to be filled is the Circuit Court Branch 1 Judge position currently held by Judge David Miron, who has announced his intentions to retire when his current 6-year term ends. Announced candidates so far are Atty. Mike Perry and Jane M. Kopish Sequin, who currently holds the position of Marinette County Court Commissioner and Register in Probate.
Also on April 7 voters all across Wisconsin will select a person for the Justice of Supreme Court position held by Justice Daniel Kelly, which expires on July 31.
Judicial office candidates are to file nomination papers with the Wisconsin Elections Commission. County Supervisor and Municipal Judge candidates are to file with the Marinette County Clerk by the Tuesday, Jan. 7 deadline. Nomination papers can be obtained from the County Clerk's office or in most cases from the appropriate jurisdiction office.
The current 4-year term of Municipal Judge Cindy Sutek for the City of Peshtigo and towns of Grover, Peshtigo and Porterfield expires on April 30 and is to be filled at the April 7 elections.
Municipal and school board positions to be filled include:
City of Peshtigo: Two-year terms expiring on Tuesday, April 21 are those held currently by Mayor Cathi Malke and alderpersons Jillian Schutte, District 1; John Berendt, District 2 and Archer M. Leupp, District 3.
Town Boards: New 2-year terms for supervisors on 5-member town boards will begin in April. Town Boards with three members have no terms expiring this year. Terms expiring are:
Town of Peshtigo - Incumbent Supervisor 3 Thomas Holterman and Supervisor 4 Dan Van Beek;
Town of Pound - Terms of incumbent Supervisors Dave Pellman and Mike Zeitler end on Tuesday, April 21;
Town of Stephenson - Incumbent supervisors Jeffrey Lieuwen for Seat 2 and Andrew Rogers for Seat 4. Rogers was appointed to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of former Supervisor Kevin Solway.
Town of Wausaukee - Incumbent Supervisor Kurt Stumbris in Seat 3 and Dennis Taylor in Seat 4 terms end on Tuesday, April 14;
Town of Brazeau, Oconto County - Terms of incumbent Supervisors David Parmentier and Rodney Gretzon end on Tuesday, April 21.
Village of Coleman: Two-year trustee positions held by incumbents Timothy Gould, Jesse Parker and Jeff Gosa expire on Tuesday, April 21.
Village of Crivitz: Two year terms of Michael Strandt, Amy Grandaw and Stewart Swanson expire on Tuesday, April 21.
Village of Pound: Two year terms of incumbent trustees Mary Meyer and David Navis expire on Tuesday, April 21.
Village of Wausaukee: Terms of incumbent trustees Kyle Stumbris, Steve Stumbris and Pat Tracy expire on Tuesday, April 21.
School board nomination papers along with a campaign registration statement and declaration of candidacy must be filed in the appropriate school district office no later than no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Positions to be filled for 3-year terms beginning on Monday, April 27 are:
Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School District - Terms of Lee Niven, Town of Dunbar and Brian Bousley, Member At Large, are expiring.
Crivitz School District - Terms expiring are those of Lyle T. Cherry and Mike Dama.
Coleman School District - Terms expiring are those of Joanne Nowak and Barb Krause-Klug.
Goodman-Armstrong Creek - Terms of David Rock and David Ziolkowski are expiring.
Lena Public School District - At-large board member position of Lori Dufek is expiring.
Marinette School District - All positions are "at large." Terms expiring are those currently held by Tom Faller, Lee Kuntz and John LaCourt.
Peshtigo School District - Terms of Gary Larsen, Seat 1; Mike Fifarek, Seat 5 and Michael Finger, Seat 6, are expiring.
Wausaukee School District - Terms ending are those of representatives at large Greg Schroeder and Eric Van Laanen.
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