Ballot positions open for spring general election

by Emmitt B. Feldner of The Review staff

The seemingly-continuous cycle of elections is back in swing.

Potential candidates were able to begin circulating nomination papers this week for the local general election set for Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Municipal offices and School Board seats will be on the April ballot, as well as the Sheboygan County Circuit Court Branch IV judge position.

The only statewide race is for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court currently held by Ann Bradley.

If a primary election is required, that vote would be held Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Four seats on the Plymouth City Council will be filled at the spring general election. Incumbents are David Williams, 1st district; John Nelson, 2nd district; Jack Fernsler, 3rd district; and Charles Hansen, 4th district. Each is a two-year term.

Two Plymouth School Board positions will be on the April ballot. Richard York is the area A (city of Plymouth resident) incumbent, while Pam Holzhaeuser is the incumbent in area B (resident from outside the city of Plymouth). Although candidates for each seat are limited by where they reside, residents of the entire school district will be able to vote for each seat.

In the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District, voters will elect three members to the School Board. The incumbents are Jim Henschel, Mike Meeusen and Kim Viglietti.

Two seats on the Howards Grove School Board will be filled. The incumbents are Mark DeAmico and Richard Pearce.

Village positions will be filled in April as well.

Voters in the village of Elkhart Lake will elect a village president and three members of the Village Board, all for two-year terms. The incumbents are Village President Alan Rudnick and Trustees Richard Baumann, Richard Sadiq and Micheal Wolf.

The same positions will be filled in the village of Howards Grove, where the incumbents are Village President Jim Scheiber and Trustees Ed Pahl Jr., Jeff Plass and Mike Stoeckigt.

In the village of Cascade, the village president and three Village Board positions will be filled. The incumbents are Village President David Jaeckels and Trustees Jason Harrison, Jim Larson and Todd Starnitcky.

Voters in the village of Waldo will choose a village president and two trustees. The incumbents are Village President Dan Schneider and Trustees Michele Preder and Scott Wolfert.

Township positions will also be decided in the April election.

In the town of Plymouth, voters will choose a town chairman, two town supervisors and two town constables. Those positions are currently held by Town Chairman Jim Lubach, Supervisors Ray Gremminger and Glenn Kruschke, and Constables Warren Kalk and John Laack.

A town chairman and two supervisors will be elected in the town of Rhine. The incumbents are Town Chairman Don Sager and Supervisors Dave Otte and Dennis Raeder.

Sheboygan County Circuit Court Branch IV Judge Terence T. Bourke has filed a notification of non-candidacy for re-election, creating a vacancy for that office.

So far, Sheboygan County Circuit Court Commissioner Rebecca Persick is the only person to announce her candidacy for that opening.

Nomination papers must be turned in to the clerk of the municipality or school board by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6.

The April general election is the only election scheduled for 2015 in the state.

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