Lasecki, Jerry running as write-ins for Howard trustee
By Press Times Staff
HOWARD – Though no name will appear on the ballot April 2 for Howard village trustee in Wards 1-2, two write-in candidates have registered to run for a two-year term in the spring general election, said Chris Haltom, director of administrative services.
The incumbent trustee, Ron Bredael, filed a declaration of non-candidacy indicating he wouldn’t be seeking re-election, but no one filed nomination papers by the Jan. 2 deadline to be placed on the ballot.
Because no one’s name will be listed for that race, Haltom said the person who receives the most write-in votes and resides in that part of the village, whether or not registered as a candidate, would be able to take that seat on the board.
Haltom noted two residents in Wards 1-2 filed campaign finance forms with the village to be registered write-in candidates and are allowed to legally raise or spend funds to run for office.
They include Maria Lasecki, director of Brown County Child Support, and Jason Jerry, a former Green Bay television producer and wrestling promoter who now operates the “Greater Green Bay Society of the Llama” Facebook site linking online local news.
Haltom said Lasecki registered her write-in candidacy in late February, while Jerry filed his campaign finance statement Tuesday, March 19, two weeks before Election Day.
Lasecki said she registered as a write-in candidate last month after she planned to get her name on the ballot, but ended up not filing nomination papers because of a family emergency.
With Jerry and Lasecki both registered to run, there will be three contested village trustee races this spring in Howard.
The other two races involve Trustee Craig McAllister being challenged by Brian Miller for a new two-year term in Wards 15-17 and Trustee Scott Beyer facing Tim Meves to complete the remainder of a one-year term in Wards 9-10.