Voters have write in candidate in MapleOnly one name will be listed on the ballot for the School Board of Maple election, but there are two vacancies and two candidates.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
Only one name will be listed on the ballot for the School Board of Maple election, but there are two vacancies and two candidates.
William Michael Granlund, who is the current board treasurer, is running for re-election. The town of Lakeside man is just finishing his first three-year term on the board. Board Vice President Richard Forsythe, who served for six years on the school board, declined to run. That leaves his seat open.
A village of Lake Nebagamon man is hoping that voters will put him in that seat. Brad Botten has thrown his hat into the ring as a write-in candidate, according to the school district office. Although his name will not be listed on the ballot, Botten filed papers with the district office to declare his candidacy. As a registered write-in candidate, Botten is ensured a separate tally column of his own instead of being lumped in with all the other write-in candidates, according to Douglas County Clerk Sue Sandvick.
The Lake Nebagamon man has been a resident of the district for 30 years, according to information printed in village’s March newsletter.