Candidates file papers to run in spring election

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Gazette Staff
Thursday, January 6, 2011

The deadline for candidates to file nomination papers in city, village and school board elections was 5 p.m. Tuesday. The deadline was extended in some communities because incumbents did not file nomination papers but also did not file declarations of non-candidacy.

The election will be Tuesday, April 5. Primaries, if needed, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 15.


City council: Seven candidates are running for three seats on the Beloit City Council. They are incumbents Kevin Leavy, 1660 Royce Ave., and Heidi Johns, 1961 Meredith Drive, and challengers Ian Coutts, 936 Highland Ave.; David Luebke, 2361 East Ridge Road; Mark Spreitzer, 622 Olympian Blvd.; Don Tinder, 2357 Fieldcrest Road; and Michael Zoril, 1956 Carlyle Road.

Incumbent Marty Densch is not running for re-election.

Beloit School Board: Running for two seats are newcomer Nora Gard, 2524 White Oaks Drive, and the current board president, Michael Ramsdail, 203 Roosevelt Ave., who is finishing his first term.

Incumbent Jessica Everson is not running for re-election.

Beloit Township

Town board chairman: Rob Pavlik, 4308 W. Sandale Drive, Beloit, a former board member, is running unopposed.

The current board chairman, Greg Groves, resigned Monday and is not seeking re-election.

Town supervisor No. 1: Incumbent Dave Townsend, 1823 E. Security Road, Beloit, is challenged by Timothy Guenther, 2556 S. Natures Ridge Road.

Town supervisor No. 2: Incumbent Dick LaMonte, 3035 Petunia Lane, Beloit, is unopposed.

Town judge: Incumbent Michael Holland, 2287 Riverside Drive, Beloit, is unopposed.

Turner School Board: Three candidates are vying for two seats on the seven-member board. They are incumbents Rodney Jordan, 3100 Flack Road, Beloit, and David Patterson, 1333 E. Turner Drive, Beloit, and newcomer John Pelock, 1637 E. Security Road, Beloit.


Village board president: Marty Flagg, 504 Milwaukee Road, is challenging incumbent Mary Jensen, 506 High St.

Village board: Five people are running for three seats. They are incumbents Lois Kroeze, 318 Mill St., Clinton; Ron Schut, 408 Highland Park Ave., Clinton; and Ron Torkilson, 608 Milwaukee Road; and challengers Dana Atkinson, 507 Church St., Clinton, and Marianne Nielson, 505 Johnson Ave., Clinton.

School board: Four people are running for three seats. They are incumbents Arthur Braband, 7229 S. Water St., Beloit, and Cathy Wendtland, 7723 S. Buss Road, Clinton; and challengers Jill Gunderson, 9414 S. Clinic Road, Beloit, and Evelyn Propp, 4204 E. Creek Road, Beloit.

Incumbent Carol Wickersham is not running for re-election.


City council: District 2 Alderman Matt McIntyre seeks re-election. Candy Davis, 434 Fairfield Circle, has filed. McIntyre also has filed to run for the city's other District 2 seat against incumbent Dave Thomas, who was appointed to a one-year term. District 3 Alderman Mark Wellnitz seeks re-election. Brennon Ruosch, 621 E. Fulton St., has filed.

School board: Incumbents Amy Horn-Delzer and Sue Tronnes seek re-election. Incumbent Cindy Vondrasek is not running in a race for two open seats. Donald McFarlane, 137 Forest Ave., has filed. James Salimes, 9208 N. County H, has filed.


City council: Five council seats are up for election, one in each of the four districts and a second one-year term in District 2. District 1 incumbent Barbara Jacobson, 55 S. Sixth St., faces Tom Cothard, 217 N. Sixth St. District 2 incumbent Jim Brooks, 563 S. Sixth St., is unopposed while newcomer Cheryl Fuchs, 409 S. First St., has filed to run for the one-year term in District 2. District 3 incumbent Diane Roberts is not seeking re-election, and newcomer Floyd Hayes, 640 Windsor Lane, has filed to run in District 3. District 4 incumbent Dennis Wessels, 257 Franklin St., is seeking re-election.

School board: Three seats are up for election. Incumbents Dennis Hatfield, 14202 W. Golf Air Drive, and Kathi Swanson, 4322 N. Cornfield Drive, are seeking re-election. Newcomers David Ammerman, 332 W. Liberty St., and John Rasmussen, 576 Garfield Ave., also have filed to run. Incumbent Michael Pierick stated publicly that he would not seek re-election, but did not file non-candidacy papers, which now extends the filing deadline to 5 p.m. Friday.


The village caucus is set for 7 p.m. Monday at village hall, 156 Depot St.

President: Incumbent is Gary Selck.

Trustees: Three seats are up for election. The incumbents are Bill Case, Don Miller and Chuck Hagmann.


Mayor: Incumbent Tom Chesmore is running unopposed.

City council: Alderpersons Maxine Striegl, Dave Schumacher and Brett Frazier are seeking re-election. Donald Vruwink, 24 W. Ash Lane., has filed. Anissa Welch, 404 W. Madison Ave., has filed.

Municipal judge: Incumbent Judge Kris Koeffler is running unopposed.

School board: Incumbent Jon Cruzan is running for re-election, and incumbent Al Roehl is not running in a race for two open seats. Thomas Westrick, 116 W. Crescent Drive, Milton, has filed. Jason Busch, 4574 Parkwood Drive, Milton, has filed.


President: Incumbent David Olsen, 205 Dickson St., is seeking re-election.

Trustees: All three incumbents are running: Kurt Fullmer, 411 W. Beloit St.; Dale Peterson, 403 E. Howe St.; and Phil Zuege, 603 E. Rime St. Newcomer Beth Schmidt, 110 S. Wright St., also has filed to run.

Municipal judge: Incumbent Terry Miller, 406 S. Richards St., is seeking re-election.

Parkview School Board: Both incumbents are running: Devon Gookin, 301 Cherry Lane, Orfordville, and John King, 13543 W. Beloit-Newark Road, Brodhead; and two newcomers Clay Hammef, 601 E. Rime St., Orfordville; and Elizabeth Brockwell, 12151 W. Carroll Road, Beloit, are running for two seats.


City council: Incumbent Mary O'Connor, 518 N. Terrace St., in the 1st District is being challenged by John Finley, 127 S. Terrace St. Finley does not live in the district but agrees to move into the district upon taking office, said City Clerk Sue Kitzman. In the 2nd District, incumbent David Kilkenny, 820 Parish St., is not being challenged. Incumbent Ron Siedelmann, 516 Alder Ave., is unopposed in the 3rd District.


Village board president: Former board member James Hensch, 513 Danielson Drive, Darien, challenges incumbent village board President Evelyn Etten, 436 Oak Ridge Drive, Darien.

Village board: Four people vie for three seats on the village board, although none are new to politics in Darien. Incumbents Cheryl Kaufenberg, 209 W. Washington St., Darien, and Ken Truckey, 212 Washington St., Darien, and Debi Olmstead, 185 Andrea Ave., Delavan, is challenged by former board member Kurt Zipp, 120 E. Beloit St., Delavan.

Municipal judge: Incumbent Municipal Judge Roger Farnsworth, 523 Danielson Drive, Darien, is unopposed.

Delavan-Darien School Board: Incumbents Carol Murphy, 2119 Hillcrest Drive, Delavan, and Steve Carlson, 2151 Blue Heron Drive, Delavan, are running unopposed for two seats.

East Troy

Village president: Incumbent Bill Loesch, 1919 Division St., is unopposed.

Trustees: Only incumbents have filed for election: Dustan Stanford, 1985 Division St., Mary Hubbard Nugent, 2817 Austin St., and Fred Douglass, 2742 Main St.

School board: Board member David Breuy is not seeking re-election. Barbara Jones, 1918 Fremont Street; Mike Zei, N8545 Pickeral Lake Road; and Charles V. Harwood, 2550 Honey Creek Circle, are running for the seat.


Municipal judge: Incumbent Thomas F. Meyer, 30 S. Church St., is running unopposed

City council: District 1 Alderman Eric Messerschmidt, 118 S. Wisconsin St., is facing Jerry Anderson, 341 S. Stonefield Road. In District 2, Alderman Gerald A. Norton, 1219 McLean Road, is challenged by Gary Payson Sr., 1229 Robincrest Lane. In District 5 Kim DeHaan, 305 W. Oak La. is running unopposed.

School board: One incumbent, David Ketchpaw, and three challengers are running for two open seats. Edward Carlson has filed papers for non-election.

The challengers are Laurie Kyle, David Stepnitz and Matt Wallace. Addresses were not immediately available.


Village president: Incumbent Arvid Petersen is running unopposed.

Village trustee: Incumbents Merilyce O'Connell, George Spadoni, Jr., and Thomas McGreevy are all seeking re-election. Newcomers Rick Pappas, 543 Akwenasa Way, and Bill Gage, 1031 Tarrant Drive, also have filed as candidates.

Fontana Elementary school board: Two seats are open with one candidate for each. Incumbent Joe McHugh is running for the village of Fontana seat. Incumbent Wes Courier, who has represented the Delavan-Walworth Township area on the board for almost 10 years, is not running again. Rebecca Decker, of N2340 Harvey Court, Walworth, is the only candidate for the seat.

Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva's Linn J4 School District: Incumbents Daniel Kundert and Glen York both seek re-election.

Geneva J4 School District: Two people have filed papers indicating they will run for board president. Incumbent Sandy Kulick will take on Eric Chapman, W3578 Wildwood Drive, Lake Geneva.

J1 Board: Incumbent Barb Dinan is running unopposed.

Badger High School Board: Three incumbents are running for re-election unopposed. They are Jeff Duntrock and Patricia Wolter of Lake Geneva and Niki Ceisel of Linn Township.

Reek Elementary Board: Incumbent Alex Talmar is running for re-election, but fellow incumbent Brooke Gronow is not. Nobody filed for Gronow's position, and the school has extended its filing deadline to Friday.

Genoa City

Genoa J2 District: Incumbent Jaye Tritz will run unchallenged for the board president's seat.


Village board: The deadline to file papers has been extended until 5 p.m. Friday because incumbent Christina Hibl did not file a declaration of non-candidacy and did not file to run for re-election. The extension is required by state law.

Anyone interested in running may contact Clerk Dawn Redenius at the Village Hall, 125 Plain St., or call her at (262) 736-4888. The required paperwork also is available on the state Government Accountability Board website.

Three people have filed for three seats on the board. They are incumbent Michael Brooke, 126 Pearl St.; Pamela Woodrich, 157 Seymour St., who was appointed recently to serve the term of a member who resigned, and Bob Carlson, 103 E. Stateline Road.

Village board president: Incumbent Diana Dykstra is unopposed.

Sharon Elementary School Board: Two terms are up this spring and the incumbents—Sarah Hayes and Debbie Howry—are the only candidates who have filed.

Village of Walworth

Village president: Incumbent Todd Watters has not filed for another term, and Village Trustee David Rasmussen was the only candidate to submit papers.

Village trustee: Three seats are up for election this spring. Incumbents Charles Hubertz and Dennis Vanderbloemen were the only ones to file papers for their seats. Village President Watters was the only person to file for Rasmussen's seat, which Rasmussen would vacate if elected president.

Municipal judge: Incumbent John Peterson was the only person to file.

Walworth Elementary School Board: Incumbent David White is not seeking re-election. Richard Hildebrandt is the only candidate to file papers.


City council: Five seats are up this spring. Incumbents James Winship, Patrick Singer and Marilyn Kienbaum are running unopposed. Incumbent Jim Olsen is being challenge by Michael LeBlanc, 134 N. Oak St.

Incumbent Javonni Butler did not file but will run as a write-in.

Municipal judge: Incumbent Dick Kelly will run unopposed.

School board: Three terms expire this spring. Incumbents Kurt Harkness and Casey Judd are seeking another term unopposed. Steven Ryan, W7533 Iroquois Trail, Delavan, is the only candidate to file for the seat held by Caroline Wieman, who is not running for re-election.

Williams Bay

Village president: Incumbent Don Weyhrauch is seeking another term and will be challenged by John Marra, 548 Wiswell Drive.

Village trustee: Three people have filed for three seats. Incumbent John Marra is seeking another term, and William Duncan, 341 Pierce Drive, and Marsha Engquist, 546 Highland Road, also have filed for candidacy.

Municipal judge: Incumbent David Williams is running unopposed.

School board: Two seats are open. Incumbent Jim Pfeil has filed for re-election. Also filing are William Myers, 514 Woodlawn Drive; Kevin Thomas, 71 Menominee Road; Lynne Landgraf, 361 Forest Drive; and Richard Chroust, 29 N. Cedar Point Drive.

Board President Peter Miller is not seeking another term.


The village caucus is at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the village hall, 206 N. Water St., Albany.

President: Incumbent is Larry Hanson.

Trustees: Three seats are up for election, and incumbents are Peggy Boeck, Kim Blumer and Wayne Stemple.

Referendum: The following advisory referendum will be on the April ballot: "Shall the village of Albany borrow an amount not to exceed $3.5 million to reconstruct streets, water, sewer, drainage systems, lighting and village assessable sidewalks and curb and gutter within the village limits over the next three years?"

School board: All three incumbents are seeking re-election: Jason Lindgren, N6609 English-Settlement Road, Albany; Rebecca Mather, W1040 Brooklyn-Albany Road, Albany; and Wayne Mueller, W677 Horan Road, Brooklyn. Newcomer Karen Henry, W2685 Zurfluh Road, Albany, also has filed to run for the three seats.


City council District 1: Incumbent Ric Genthe, 906 4th St., will face Teresa Withee, 907 1st Center Ave.

District 2: Incumbent John Bernstein, 707 9th St., is unopposed.

District 3: Incumbent Hubert Vickers, 501 10th St., is unopposed.

School board: Incumbents Susan Welch and Chris Searles are not seeking re-election.

Running for three seats are incumbent Jim Wahl, 701 3rd St., and newcomers Howard Balch, N3935 Sunrise Circle; Michael Oellerich, 199 Juniper Ave.; and Dana Shanks, W416 Red Cedar Lane.

Last updated: 4:09 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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