Spring election season for local offices kicks off soon

by Emmitt B. Feldner of The Review staff

It was a quiet year for elections in 2013, with only local and state votes in February and April, but 2014 will be busier.

Voters will be going to the polls in spring and fall next year, to fill local and county offices in April and state and federal offices in November.

Sunday, Dec. 1, is the first day for potential candidates to begin circulating nomination papers for the Tuesday, April 1 spring election. If a primary election is necessary, that would be held Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Voters countywide will be voting for representatives on the County Board, as all 25 County Board supervisor positions will be on the April ballot.

There will also be a position on the District 2 Court of Appeals, which includes Sheboygan County, on the April ballot. The incumbent is Lisa S. Neubauer.

Voters in the city of Plymouth will vote for mayor as well as four aldermen. The incumbents are Mayor Donald Pohlman and alderpersons John Anderson (District 1), Jim Sedlacek (District 2), Jackie Jarvis (District 3) and Shawn Marcom (District 4).

Voters in the city of Sheboygan Falls will also elect a mayor along with three members of the City Council. The incumbents are Mayor Randy Meyer and alderpersons Terry Van Engen (District 1), Randy Messner (District 2) and Dawn Beimel (District 3).

Voters in all 10 of the county’s villages – Adell, Cascade, Cedar Grove, Elkhart Lake, Glenbeulah, Howards Grove, Kohler, Oostburg, Random Lake and Waldo – will be electing members of their Village Board.

Voters in Howards Grove will also elect a constable.

Town Board seats will also be on the April ballot in 12 of the county’s 15 townships. In the village of Elkhart Lake, three Village Board positions will be filled as well as the multi-jurisdictional municipal court judge. The incumbents are trustees Pam Garton, Steve Kapellen and Lynn Shovan, and Judge Susan Schleisner.

Two seats on the Plymouth Town Board, currently held by supervisors Gene Blindauer and Roger Rortvedt, will be on the April ballot.

There will also be two Town Board seats in the town of Rhine on the April ballot. They are currently held by Larry Eberle and Frank Zimmerman. The municipal judge shared with the village of Elkhart Lake (Schleisner is the incumbent) will also be on the ballot.

Local School Board races will also be decided at the April 1 election.

In the Plymouth School District, two seats will be filled – one from area A, the city of Plymouth and the other from area B, outside the city of Plymouth. Voters from anywhere in the district may vote for both seats.

The current area A representative is Mark Rhyan and Sally Isely currently holds the area B seat.

For the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District, two School Board seats will be on the ballot. The incumbents are Scott Heinig and Joel Schuler.

Only one seat on the Howards Grove School Board will be up for election. The incumbent is Jeff Elzinga.

Nomination papers must be filed by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, with appropriate municipal or school district clerk in order to appear on the April 1 ballot.

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