Nomination papers now circulating for spring elections
By Kevin Boneske
BROWN COUNTY – The process to run this spring for various local offices is underway.
As of Dec. 1, candidates running for non-partisan county and municipal offices in early 2022 were allowed to begin circulating nomination papers, which are due back to their respective clerks by 5 p.m. Jan. 4.
Candidates not seeking reelection have until 5 p.m. Dec. 27 to file a declaration of non-candidacy.
If an incumbent doesn’t file a non-candidacy declaration and also fails to file to run again, other candidates will have 72 hours after the Jan. 4 deadline to file nomination papers.
In races where it will be necessary to reduce the field of candidates, primaries will be held Tuesday, Feb. 15.
The Brown County Board of Supervisors will have all 26 of its seats up for election to new two-year terms.
Three incumbents, Tom Sieber (District 1), Lindsay Dorff (District 4) and Joan Brusky (District 14), have already filed declarations of non-candidacy indicating they will not seek re-election. Another incumbent, Emily Jacobson, declared she is not seeking re-election in District 5 and is instead running in District 4. District 19 Supervisor Cassandra Erickson recently announced on Facebook she will not seek re-election.
There will be an election this spring for mayor in the City of De Pere, where James Boyd is in his first two-year term after previously serving as an alderperson.
Four of the eight aldermanic seats will also be up for new two-year terms.
Those seats are currently held by: Shana Defnet Ledvina, 1st District (Wards 1-5); Kelly Ruh, 2nd District (Wards 6-9); Mike Eserkaln, 3rd District (Wards 10-16); and Dan Carpenter, 4th District, (Wards 17-23).
The municipal judge serving De Pere and the Town of Ledgeview, David Matyas, has declared his candidacy to run for a new four-year term.
All 12 aldermanic seats on the Green Bay Common Council will be up for election to new two-year terms.
There is no race for mayor this spring with the four-year term of Eric Genrich not expiring until 2023.
Citywide, the office of municipal judge held by Jerry Hanson will be up for a new four-year term. Hanson filed a declaration of non-candidacy indicating he is not seeking re-election.
The only municipal race this spring in the Village of Allouez is for a new three-year term for village president, currently held by Jim Rafter.
None of the six trustee seats, which also have three-year terms, will be up for election in 2022.
In the Village of Ashwaubenon, the office of village president, currently held by Mary Kardoskee, will be up for a new three-year term.
None of the six trustee seats, which also have three-year terms, will be up for election next year.
The seats of two of the Village of Bellevue’s four at-large trustees – Tom Katers and John Sinkler – are up for election this spring for two-year terms.
Two of the Village of Hobart’s four at-large trustee seats, currently held by Debbie Schumacher and Ed Kazik, are up for new two-year terms.
There will be a special election this spring for the municipal judge serving Hobart and the Town of Lawrence, currently Gregg Schreiber, with the winner completing the remaining two years of the four-year term.
Schreiber, a Lawrence resident who was a municipal judge in the Village of Howard for about 20 years, was appointed in March as the Hobart/Lawrence municipal judge by the village and town boards following Ronald VanLanen’s resignation in February.
Tara Adolph, an attorney with a law office in Green Bay, has taken out papers to run for the position.
In the Village of Howard, four of the eight trustee seats will be up for new two-year terms with those positions currently held by: Cathy Hughes, District 3 (Wards 5-6, 19); John Muraski, District 4 (Wards 7-8); Scott Beyer, District 5 (Wards 9-10, 15); and Ray Suennen, District 6 (Wards 11-12, 18).
The three trustees whose at-large seats are up for election for new two-year terms in the Village of Pulaski include Bruce Brzeczkowski, Ed Krause and Gordi Black.
In the Village of Suamico, the office of village president, which Sky Van Rossum was appointed to in August following Laura Nelson’s resignation, will have a special election for a one-year term.
Van Rossum previously was a village trustee, a seat now vacant. That at-large seat and the one currently held by Mike Schneider will be up for three-year terms.
Various local school board races will also be on the ballot this spring for candidates to register with the districts’ clerks.
The following districts and the incumbents whose at-large seats are up for new three-year terms include:
• Ashwaubenon – Michelle Garrigan and Cassondra Pink.
• De Pere – Bob Mathews, Mark Meneau and Mike Paroubek.
• Green Bay – Laura Laitinen-Warren, Brenda Warren and Eric Vanden Heuvel (Vanden Heuvel announced he is not seeking re-election).
• Howard-Suamico – Teresa Ford, Jason Potts and Scott Jandrin.
• West De Pere – Scott Borley and Barbara Van Deurzen.
In Pulaski, the two seats up for election to three-year terms are in Zone 1 (Village of Pulaski), the seat held by Brian Chlopek, and Zone 3 (Towns of Angelica and Green Valley), currently represented by Barb McKeefry.