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Candidates set for Rock, Walworth county elections

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Gazette Staff
January 26, 2011

Candidates for some town offices in Rock and Walworth counties will have opposition in the April 5 election.


Here is a roundup of candidates running for town office:


ROCK COUNTY
Town of Avon

All seats are uncontested.


-- Chairman: Incumbent Michael Moore, 14411 W. Carroll Road, Brodhead.


-- Supervisor: Incumbent Duane Niedermeier, 16247 W. Highway 81, Brodhead.


-- Supervisor: Incumbent Eugene Engen, 12769 W. Skinner Road, Brodhead.


-- Treasurer: Incumbent Janet Niedermeier, 16247 W. Highway 81, Brodhead.


-- Clerk: Incumbent Gloria W. Oestreich, 12728 W. Brandherm Road, Beloit.


-- Constable: Two seats are up for election. Incumbent Anthony Peters, 14631 W. Highway 81, Brodhead, is seeking re-election. No one else, including incumbent Michael Kail, was nominated at the town caucus for the other seat, so that position will be blank on the ballot.


-- Advisory referendum: Should the town of Avon contract for curbside pickup of trash and recycling material?


Town of Beloit

-- Chairman: Newcomer Rob Pavlik, 4308 West Sandale Drive, Beloit, who recently was temporarily appointed as a board member, is unopposed. Former Chairman Greg Groves, who resigned in January, does not seek re-election.


-- Town board: Newcomer Tim Guenther, 2556 S. Natures Ridge Road, Beloit, is challenging incumbents Dick LaMonte, 3035 Petunia Lane, Beloit, and Dave Townsend, 1823 E Security Road, Beloit.


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


Town of Bradford

-- Chairman: Incumbent Ron Duffy, 10231 E. Waite Road, Clinton, is unopposed.


-- Town board: Incumbents Don Esselman, 3317 Scott Drive, Avalon, and Sharon Hargarten, 4904 S. Highway 140, Clinton, are unopposed.


-- Clerk: Sandra Clarke, 11100 County Road MM, Avalon, is unopposed.


-- Treasurer: Jill Bier, 2136 S. Trescher Road, Avalon, is unopposed.


-- Constable: Charles T. Stevenson, 1268 S. Emerald Grove Road, Janesville, is unopposed.


Town of Center

-- Chairman: Incumbent Wayne Udulutch, 7416 W. Mineral Point Road, Janesville, faces Lenny Heath, 1629 N. Roherty Road, Janesville.


-- Supervisor No. 1: Incumbent Ted Phalin, 6628 W. Wildlife Lane, Janesville, faces Dennis Knudson, 9516 W. County A, Evansville.


-- Supervisor No. 2: Incumbent James F. Reilly, 7139 W. Highway 14, Janesville, is seeking re-election. Leroy Oliver, 1808 N. Cross Road, Evansville, was nominated at the town caucus, but he has until 5 p.m. Thursday to return paperwork accepting the nomination.


-- Treasurer: Incumbent Janet McKeown, 7717 W. Mineral Point Road, Janesville, faces Deborah Purkapile, 4719 N. Fellows Road, Evansville.


-- Clerk: Incumbent Devona Udulutch, 7416 W. Mineral Point Road, Janesville, is unopposed.


Town of Clinton

-- Chairman: Board member Craig Wehinger, 9004 S. Summerville Road, Clinton, is unopposed. Incumbent Pete Tiffany does not seek re-election.


-- Town board: Newcomer Theresa Allen-Hubka, 8419 S. Kemmerer Road, Clinton, and incumbent Dave Brandl, 10817 E. Lake Shore Road, Clinton, are unopposed.


-- Clerk: Incumbent Beverly Torkilson, 8719 E. Highway 67, is unopposed.


-- Treasurer: Incumbent Elisa Gilbertson, 9347 E. County P, Clinton, is unopposed.


Town of Fulton

-- Chairman: Incumbent Evan Sayre, 8203 N. County H, Edgerton, is unopposed.


-- Town Board: Incumbent supervisors Kerry Hull, 7818 N. Consolidated School Road, Edgerton, and Scott Farrington, 8239 County F, Edgerton, are running for re-election. The face challengers Ken Veitch, 10820 N. Dallman Road, Edgerton, and Thomas Sheffield Hoke, 4209 Highway 59, Edgerton.


Town of Harmony

-- Chairman: John C. Bergman, 5438 E. Rotamer Road, Milton, is unopposed. Incumbent Duff Fanning is not seeking re-election.


-- Town Board: Incumbent supervisors Emmett Reilly, 4026 N. Henke Road, Milton, and Harold Hanauska, 4835 E. Bingham Road, Milton, are unopposed.


-- Treasurer: Incumbent Mary Check, 5109 N. Walnut Grove Road, Milton, is unopposed.


-- Clerk: Lisa Tollefson, 5818 N. Kennedy Road, Milton, is unopposed.


Town of Janesville

-- Chairman: Edward Marshall, 6336 W. Highway 11, Janesville, is unopposed.


-- Town board: Supervisors Robert Mielke, 1722 N. Parker Drive, Janesville, and Bruce Schneider, 3001 N. West River Drive, Janesville, are unopposed.


-- Clerk: Incumbent Linda Fewell, 5647 W. Fenrick Road, Janesville, is unopposed.


-- Treasurer: Incumbent Peggy Augustine, 5414 W. Fenrick Road, Janesville, is unopposed.


-- Constable: Incumbent Archie Henkelmann, 4654 N. River Road, Janesville, is unopposed.


Town of Johnstown

-- Town Board: Incumbent Board Chairman Dennis Logterman, 11550 E. County A, Avalon, is unopposed. Incumbent Supervisors Carmen Corwith, 10102 E. Six Corners Road, Whitewater, and Robert Mawhinney 12748 County M., Darien, are unopposed.


-- Treasurer: Incumbent Patsy Weber, 2708 N. County M, Milton, is unopposed.


-- Clerk: Incumbent Mary Mawhinney, 17 S. Scharine Road, Avalon, is unopposed.


Town of La Prairie

-- Chairman: Incumbent Mike Saunders does not seek re-election. Board member Allan Arndt, 2525 E. Woodman Road, Janesville, is unopposed.


-- Town board: Incumbent Archie Morton, Jr., 6337 E. Avalon Road, Janesville, and Treasurer Scot Krebs, 3909 E. County J, Beloit, are unopposed.


-- Clerk: LaGena Crawford, 6215 E. Creek Road, Janesville, is unopposed.


-- Treasurer: Mike Saunders, P.O. Box 98, Avalon, is unopposed.


Town of Lima

-- Town board: Incumbent Chairman Dave Kyle, 12102 E. County N, Whitewater, is unopposed. Supervisor No. 2 Dave Burkett, 7924 E. Bowers Lake Road, Milton, and Supervisor No. 1 Leo Hanauska, 8209 N. Vickerman Road, Milton, are unopposed.


-- Clerk: Incumbent Pam Hookstead, 9504 N. Dempsey Drive, Whitewater, is unopposed.


-- Treasurer: Incumbent Jan Quade, 13012 E. L-J Townline Road, Whitewater, is unopposed.


-- Constable: Incumbent William Kyle, 11615 N. County KK, Whitewater, is unopposed.


Town of Magnolia

All incumbents are seeking re-election unopposed.


-- Chairwoman: Fern McCoy, 3717 Knutson Road, Evansville.


-- Supervisor No. 1: Kurt Bartlett, 15346 W. Townsend Road, Brodhead.


-- Supervisor No. 2: David A. Olsen, 4124 N. Coon Island Road, Evansville.


-- Clerk/treasurer: Graceann Toberman, 13343 W. County B, Brodhead.


Town of Milton

-- Town board: Incumbent Chairman Bryan Meyer, 6025 N. Kennedy Road, Milton, seeks re-election and is unopposed. Incumbent supervisors Beth Drew, 8215 N. Ridge Trail, Milton, and John Traynor, 11207 N. Highway 26, Milton, are unopposed.


-- Municipal judge: Henry Dikkeboom, 8800 N. Clear Lake Road, Milton, is unopposed.


Town of Newark

All races are uncontested.


-- Chairman: Incumbent David Grenawalt, 12448 W. Newark Road, Beloit.


-- Supervisor No. 1: Incumbent Donald Davis, 9132 S. Smythe School Road, Beloit.


-- Supervisor No. 2: Incumbent Merle North is not seeking re-election. Kerry T. Reinhardt, 11647 S. Merlet Road, Beloit, is running.


-- Clerk: Incumbent Jeannette Bell, 9502 S. County H, Beloit.


-- Treasurer: Incumbent Christine Mason is not seeking re-election. Jonette (Jacki) Olson, 10127 S. Olson Road, Beloit, is running.


-- Constable: Incumbent Todd McLain, 10450 W. County K, Beloit.


Town of Plymouth

-- Chairman: Incumbent Larry Harding, 8217 Front St., Hanover, is unopposed.


-- Supervisor No. 1: Sean Snyder, 8733 W. Highway 11, Janesville, faces Brad Inman, 7502 W. Stuart Road, Orfordville. Incumbent Keith Neal is not seeking re-election.


-- Supervisor No. 2: Incumbent Bill Orchard, 6931 W. Highway 11, Janesville, faces challenger Bill Redmer, 4101 S. County K, Orfordville.


-- Clerk: Incumbent Susan Douglas, 10714 W. Welsh Road, Janesville, is unopposed.


-- Treasurer: Incumbent Lori Inman is not seeking re-election, and Tippy Phillips, 8307 Stuart Road, Orfordville, is unopposed.


Town of Porter

All incumbents are unopposed.


-- Chairman: David L. Viney, 10100 W. Highway 59, Evansville.


-- Supervisor No. 1: Jerry Fox, 7318 N. Fox Road, Janesville.


-- Supervisor No. 2: Phil Hamilton, 7718 N. Tolles Road, Evansville.


-- Clerk: Nancy Towns, 7014 N. Eagle Road, Janesville.


-- Treasurer: Rhoda Sanderson, 6831 W. Caledonia Road, Edgerton.


-- Constable: Bob Phelps, 6602 N. Fox Road, Janesville.


Town of Rock

-- Chairman: Incumbent Mark Gunn, 1915 S. Hayner Road, Janesville, is unopposed.


-- Town board: Incumbents Dean Connell, 5935 W. Hanover Road, Janesville, and Pete Parker, 4233 W. Hanover Road, Janesville, are unopposed.


-- Constable: Incumbent Dennis Bomkamp, 5329 Madison Street, Afton, is unopposed.


Town of Spring Valley

All incumbents are seeking re-election unopposed.


-- Chairman: Steve Hazeltine, 4526 S. Holden Road, Orfordville.


-- Supervisor: Dave Brethauer, 17348 W. Gempler Road, Brodhead.


-- Supervisor: Kenneth Meyer, 915 S. Scotch Hill Road, Brodhead.


-- Clerk: Judith Albright, 15742 W. Lang Road, Orfordville.


-- Treasurer: Janet Hillison, 1917 S. Highway 213, Orfordville.


Town of Turtle

-- Chairman: Former board member Les Oldenberg, 7529 S. Lathers Road, Beloit, is challenging incumbent Roger Anclam, 7928 S. Butterfly Road, Beloit.


-- Town board: Incumbent Tim Kopp, 8028 S. Butterfly Road, Beloit, and newcomer Dave Bomkamp, 7216 S. Patrick Road, Beloit, are unopposed. Board member Darryl Simonides does not seek re-election.


-- Municipal judge: Incumbent Perry Folts, 4629 E. Needham Road, Beloit, is unopposed.


Town of Union

-- Chairman: Incumbent Kendall Schneider, 8104 N. Evansville-Brooklyn Road, Evansville, faces challenger Mike Brown, 13301 W. Forest Hollow Lane, Evansville.


-- Supervisor No. 1: Incumbent George Franklin, 13847 W. Highway 59, Evansville, is unopposed.


-- Supervisor No. 2: Incumbent Donald Krajeck is not seeking re-election. Kim Gruebling, 13396 W. Forest Hollow Road, Evansville, is unopposed.


-- Clerk: Incumbent Regina Ylvisaker, 10831 N. Highway 14, Brooklyn, is unopposed.


-- Treasurer: Incumbent Sharon Franklin, 13847 W. Highway 59, Evansville, is unopposed.


-- Constable: Incumbent Kim Gruebling is not seeking re-election, and nobody else has filed to run.


WALWORTH COUNTY
Town of Bloomfield

-- Chairman: Incumbent Kenneth Monroe, W1500 Sunset Drive, Pell Lake, is unopposed.


-- Supervisor No. 1: Incumbent Thomas Sullivan, N2132 County H, Lake Geneva, faces Beth Saunders, W1026 Florence Road, Pell Lake.


-- Supervisor No. 2: Incumbent William Holder, W920 Green Road, Pell Lake, faces David Nusberger, W873 Juno Road, Pell Lake.


-- Treasurer: Incumbent Patricia Alvarez, W1372 Chestnut Road, Pell Lake, is unopposed.


-- Judge: Incumbent David Schiltz, W1338 Lake Geneva Highway, Lake Geneva, is unopposed.


-- Sanitary district commissioner: Incumbent William Markut, N1260 Catalpa Road, Pell Lake, is unopposed.


Town of Darien

-- Chairman: Incumbent Cecil Logterman, N4193 Hwy 14, Darien, is unopposed.


-- Town board: Board member Dan Boss does not seek re-election. Three people are running for two seats. They are incumbent Dan Kilkenny, N3616 Elm Ridge Road, Delavan; newcomer Roger Millard, N3387 North Road, Darien; and planning commission member Dale Wheelock, N4692 Highway 89, Delavan.


Town of Delavan

-- Chairman: Town board member Ryan G. Simons, 2601 North Shore Dr., Delavan, is challenging incumbent chairwoman Dorothy C. Burwell, N4836 County O, Delavan.


-- Town board: Newcomers Kim Jedlicka, 2824 County O South, Delavan, and Kathy Adams, 5075 Town Hall Road, Delavan, are challenging incumbent Herbert M. Sessner, 2941 Sun Meadow Court.


-- Clerk: Incumbent Clerk Dixie C. Bernsteen, 2613 Cameron St., Delavan, is unopposed.


-- Sanitary commissioner: John Surinak, 2337 South Shore Drive, Delavan, challenges incumbent Gerri Green, 4218 Ash Ave., Delavan.


Town of East Troy

All incumbents are unopposed.


-- Chairman: Joe Klarkowski, N7701 Highway 120.


-- Supervisors: Clayton Montez, N8720 Wilmers Point Lane, and Barb Church, W1187 Beach Road.


-- Municipal judge: Daniel Heidelmeier, W720 Honey Creek Road.


Town of Geneva

-- Chairman: Incumbent Daniel Lauderdale, W3525 Park Drive, Lake Geneva, faces Joseph Kopecky, W3127 MacLean Road, Elkhorn.


-- Supervisor No. 1: Merle Loomer, W4884 White Oak Road, Williams Bay, faces Gene Decker, W4159 Hemlock Drive, Lake Geneva. Incumbent Bob Kamps is not seeking re-election.


-- Supervisor No. 2: Incumbent Keith Millard, N3174 Nymph Road, Lake Geneva, faces Jim Daily, N3835 Como Road, Lake Geneva.


-- Clerk/treasurer: Incumbent Debra Kirch, N3496 Como Road, Lake Geneva, is unopposed.


Town of LaFayette

-- Chairman: Incumbent Dan Cooper, W4015 Potter Road, is unopposed.


-- Supervisor: Incumbent Joseph Pappa, W4856 County ES, is unopposed.


-- Supervisor: Marshall Dunning is not seeking re-election. Judy O'Donell, N6840 Hodges Road, and Donald Bub, W3319 Potter Road, are running for the seat.


Town of LaGrange

-- Supervisor No. 2: Incumbent Don Sukala, N7398 County H, LaGrange Township, is unopposed.


-- Supervisor No. 3: Incumbent Mark Bromley, W5838 Greening Road, LaGrange Township, is unopposed.


-- Supervisor No. 4: Incumbent Jeff Schramm, W5405 Greening Road, LaGrange Township, is unopposed.


Town of Linn

-- Chairman: Incumbent James Weiss, W4656 Torys Trail; Steve J. Mack, N1807 Sidney Smith Lane; and Allen J. Polyock, N146 Bissel Road, all of Linn Township, are on the ballot for the Feb. 15 primary. The two with the most votes will be on the ballot for the April 5 election.


-- Supervisor No. 1: Christine L. Jones, W3746 Linton Road, Linn Township, is unopposed. Incumbent Thomas Jacobs, N2008 S. Lakeshore Drive, Linn Township, decided not to run for re-election.


-- Supervisor No. 2: Terry Woods, W4854 Stateline Road, Linn Township, is unopposed. Incumbent Michael L. Palmer, W3861 County B, Linn Township, is not running for re-election.


-- Clerk/treasurer: Incumbent Sue Polyock, W3790 Mohawk Road, Linn Township, is unopposed.


-- Municipal judge: Incumbent Peter B. King, N1723 Maple Ridge Road, Linn Township, is unopposed.


Town of Lyons

-- Chairman: Incumbent William Mangold, 1744 Church St., is challenged by Joy Bartelson, 16232 Lyondale Court.


-- Supervisor: Incumbent Jim Shimeck is not running for re-election. Douglas M. Day, 7031 Clover Court, is unopposed. Incumbent William Henningfield, 1391 Spring Valley Road, is unopposed.


Town of Richmond

-- Supervisor No. 1: Incumbent Dave Overbeek, W8680 Harris Road, Richmond Township, faces Martin Brunner, W9076 County A, Richmond Township.


-- Supervisor No. 2: Martin Brunner, W9076 County A, Richmond Township; Carole Stanczak, N6559 Juniper Road; and Susan Miller, N6623 Lake Lorraine Road, all of Richmond Township, are on the ballot for the Feb. 15 primary. The two with the most votes will be on the April 5 ballot. Incumbent Curt Rowley, W7502 Rowley Road, Richmond Township, decided not to run for re-election.


-- Town chairman: Incumbent Wayne Redenius, W8411 Turtle Lake Road, Richmond Township, faces Martin Brunner, W9076 County A, Richmond Township.


-- Town clerk: Incumbent Barbara Ceas, W8776 Territorial Road, Richmond Township, is unopposed.


-- Town treasurer: Incumbent Anna Seaver, W7712 R-D Townline Road, Richmond Township, is unopposed.


Town of Sharon

-- Chairman: Former town board member Richard Brandl, N20840 Countyline Road, Clinton, is unopposed.


-- Town board: Incumbent Schuyler Case W8388 Stateline Road, Sharon, is unopposed. Former Chairman Ed VanderVeen, W8866 Cemetery Road, Sharon, is unopposed.


Town of Spring Prairie

-- Chairman: Incumbent Jim Simons is not seeking re-election. Don Henningfeld, W2300 Highway 11, faces Lawrence Thibault, W1370 Valley View Road.


-- Supervisor: Robert McIndoe and Beverly Gamache are not seeking re-election. Running are Tom Bolfert, W1400 Spring Prairie Road; Ross Katzman, N6982 Hamms Road; Joseph Schaefer II, W273 Kearney Road; and Donald Trimberger II, N6433 Horse Hallow Lane.


-- Clerk/treasurer: Incumbent Debbie Collins, N7181 Hamms Road, is unopposed.


Town of Sugar Creek

All candidates are unopposed.


-- Chairman: Incumbent David P. Duwe, W7265 Robins Way, Elkhorn.


-- Supervisor No. 1: Incumbent Dale Wuttke, W5269 Lakewood Circle, Elkhorn.


-- Supervisor No. 2: Incumbent David Clarbour is not running for re-election. David C. Robers N6681 Tippecanoe Trail, Elkhorn, is unopposed.


-- Treasurer: Incumbent Sharri Loveless, N5408 Voss Road, Elkhorn.


-- Clerk: Incumbent Diane Boyd, N6876 North Lake Drive, Elkhorn.


Town of Troy

-- Chairman: Incumbent John Kendall Jr., W3296 County J, is being challenged by Supervisor Jeff Trapp, N8092 Marsh Road.


-- Town board: A Feb. 15 primary will determine which candidates advance to the April election. Supervisors Jeff Trapp, N8092 Marsh Road, and Ben Bourdo, W4109 Highway 20, are being challenged by Allen Curler, W4140 Woodview Trace; Kathleen Tober, W2620 County J; and Craig Messerschmidt, N8070 Leins Mill Road.


-- Treasurer: Incumbent Michele Stute, W3736 Little Prairie Road, is unopposed.


-- Clerk: Incumbent Ruth Polinski, N8870 Briggs St., is unopposed.


Town of Walworth

-- Chairman: Incumbent Joe Abell, N1477 Town Hall Road, Walworth, is unopposed.


-- Town board: Incumbent Larry Austin does not seek re-election. Bill Martin, N1661 Six Corners Road, Walworth, and Bill Pearce, W5873 N. Walworth Road, Walworth, are unopposed.


Town of Whitewater

-- Chairman: A Feb. 15 primary will settle who will runs in the spring election. Incumbent Ron Fero, N8210 Highway 89, Whitewater, faces challengers Kevin Vander Plum, 7991 W. Millis Road, Whitewater, and Vince Russo, 7844 W. Crestview Dr., Whitewater.


-- Supervisor No. 1: A Feb. 15 primary will settle who will runs in the spring election. Incumbent Lowell Hagen, W9665 Homburg Lane, Whitewater, faces challengers Frank Cordio, 8310 W. Willis Ray Road, Whitewater, and Luke Goessling, 9697 W. Walworth Ave., Whitewater.



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