Local races becoming clear before deadline to file nomination papers
By Press Times Staff
BROWN COUNTY – With days to go until the deadline to file nomination papers for spring’s upcoming election, a field of candidates is starting to appear.
A trustee who moved in Ashwaubenon is seeking to get back on the village board.
A De Pere alder is not running again, and other races will be challenged for city council.
And after losing by 45 votes, a village trustee in Howard is seeking a term as municipal judge.
Mark Williams seeks return to Ashwaubenon village board
A former village trustee who resigned this year because of moving out the area he represented will be running next spring to represent another part of Ashwaubenon.
Mark Williams, who represented Wards 7 and 8, filed nomination papers for trustee in Wards 11 and 12, said Village Clerk-Treasurer Patrick Moynihan Jr.
Williams was one of four people who sought the trustee appointment in Wards 11 and 12 this year when Michael Malcheski resigned because of moving out of the area.
The board ended up voting Oct. 27 to appoint Tracy Flucke to fill out the remainder of the term, which expires next April.
Fluke filed nomination papers to run next spring for a new three-year term, setting up a contested race in the April 6 spring general election.
If one more candidate files nomination papers in Wards 11 and 12, Moynihan said that will set up a primary Feb. 16 to narrow the field to two for the general election.
He said the incumbents appointed this year to the two other Ashwaubenon trustee seats up for election next spring for three-year terms also filed nomination papers with Jay Krueger in Wards 7 and 8 and Steve Kubacki in Wards 9 and 10.
Moynihan said candidates interested in running for the Ashwaubenon village board this spring have until 5 p.m. Jan. 5 to file nomination papers with a minimum of 20 valid signatures required.
De Pere alderperson not seeking re-election
There will be at least one new member on the city council after the April 6 spring general election.
District 4 Alderperson Casey Nelson, who was first elected in 2017, has filed a declaration of non-candidacy indicating he won’t seek another two-year term.
John Quigley has filed nomination papers to run in District 4.
Challengers have filed papers in two other council districts.
In District 1, Nathan Cummings filed papers to run for the seat held by Amy Chandik Kundinger, who is in her first two-year term in office.
In District 2, Susan Netzel filed papers to run for the seat held by Jonathon Hansen, who was first elected to the council in April 2017.
In District 3, Dean Raasch, who was first appointed to the council in June 2014, filed papers to run for another two-year term.
Half of De Pere’s eight aldermanic seats are up for election to new two-year terms this coming spring.
The deadline to file nomination papers with the De Pere city clerk’s office is 5 p.m. Jan. 5.
If three or more candidates file papers to run for a city council seat, a primary will be held Feb. 16.
Hughes running again for Howard judge
A village trustee who narrowly lost last April’s race for municipal judge is planning to run again next spring for a full four-year term.
Cathy Hughes has registered her candidacy for municipal judge, said Howard Director of Administrative Services Chris Haltom.
Hughes lost the April 7 general election by 45 votes (2,155-2,190) to Brian Stevens for a one-year term as municipal judge to fill out the term vacated by Gregg Schreiber.
He resigned in 2019 after about 20 years in office because of moving out the village.
Hughes was re-elected without opposition during last April’s elections to a two-year term as a trustee in Wards 5-6.
Stevens was first appointed as municipal judge by the village board, effective Nov. 1, 2019.
Hughes was one of three people to apply for the appointment along with along with Stevens and attorney Quinn Jolly.
Candidates interested in running in the spring for Howard’s municipal judge have until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, to file nomination papers.
The general election is set for April 6. If more than two candidates file, a primary will be held Feb. 16.