Local elections gear upJust when you thought the elections were finally over, it’s time to start thinking about them again.
By: Shelley Nelson, Superior Telegram
Just when you thought the elections were finally over, it’s time to start thinking about them again.
Wisconsin’s nonpartisan races hit the ballot in April; some races could include a February primary.
People considering a run for city council or school board in Superior can start working on their nominations Dec. 1.
Two school board and five council seats are up for grabs.
Board members Patrick Dorin and Christine Kintop face re-election in April. Anyone vying for one of the three-year terms needs to garner at least 20 but not more than 100 signatures from potential voters living in the Superior school district for a chance to appear on the ballot.
Councilors in the city’s even-numbered council districts also expire in April, putting five seats up for grabs. Candidates would be vying for seats held by councilors Tom Bridge, Jackie Stenberg, Len Joyal, Mike Herrick and Bob Browne.
Councilor Len Joyal of the 6th District is planning to step down from the post near the end of December.
Candidates for the city council must live in the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th or 10th districts and must garner the support of 20 potential voters living in the district.
Packets of information are available for candidates. People with an interest in serving on the school board can pick up their packets from Joan Parenteau at the Superior school district’s administrative offices, 3025 Tower Ave. Call 715-394-8710 for more information.
Anyone who wants to serve on the city council can get their packets at the City Clerk’s Office on the second floor of the Government Center, 1316 N. 14th St. Call 715-395-7200 for more information.
Anyone considering a bid for their village or town boards should contact their municipal clerk for specific requirements. The same dates apply in town and village, and rural school district races.
The deadline for getting nomination papers to school district or city clerk’s offices is 5 p.m. Jan. 5. The spring primary, if needed, is Feb. 19 and the general election is April 2.
State offices on the ballot this spring include the state superintendent of public instruction, Supreme Court justice, and court of appeals judges in the 2nd and 4th Districts.