Get out to voteToday’s the day to get out and cast your ballots in a variety of state and local races.
By: Shelley Nelson, Superior Telegram
Today’s the day to get out and cast your ballots in a variety of state and local races.
Voters in Douglas County head to the polls to vote for justice of the state Supreme Court, superintendent of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and a variety of local, nonpartisan races including the school boards, town and village boards, and the Superior City Council.
Candidates are vying for justice include incumbent Patience “Pat” Roggensack and Ed Fallone of White Fish Bay.
Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Superior school board: incumbents Patrick Dorin and Christina Kintop and challengers James Farkas, Michael Raunio.
In the Maple school district, where only one candidate is running for two open seats on the school board, two candidates are running a write in campaign, Brad Botten and Nancy Lind.
With three councilors vacating seats on the council, voters in the 2nd, 4th and 6th Districts in Superior will be selecting new councilors. Marty Curtiss and Tom Fennessey are running for the 2nd District seat; Mark Johnson and Jack Sweeney are vying for the 4th; and Terry Massoglia and Kimberly Collins are making a bid for the 6th District seat.
In towns and villages throughout Douglas County, many races are uncontested, however a few towns and two villages have contenders for town and village posts.
In Brule, Wendy S. Lane and Diane R. Nelson are running for town clerk.
In Gordon, Town Chairman John Cosgrove is facing a challenge from John H. Hoelter, and Courtney D. Rose, Ted Flamang and Kathy Rassbach are vying for two seats on the town board. Wendy Finstad and Vickie Eastwood are vying to serve as Gordon’s town clerk.
Frank Schwirtz and Robert Mock are vying to serve as the Hawthorne town constable.
Randy J. Markon and Gary Saari are facing off to serve as town chairman in Maple, and Jon Tepoel, Martin Laakso and Jason Peterson are vying for two seats on the board.
In Parkland, Nathan Johnstad and Justin Prendergast are running for town chairman, and Glenn Rice and Jim Pettit are running for town chairman in Solon Springs.
In the town of Superior Mike Kapalin and Paula Lindberg are challenging incumbents Janet Dalbec and Roger LeTourneau for two seats on the board.
Richard Moravac, Janice Newsome and Mike Stupek are facing off for two seats on the Wascott town board.
Julie Abraham and Shiela Matthews are running for village clerk in Oliver, and Michael D. Brew and Alex P. Grymala are running for village president in Superior.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m.
Village residents cast their votes in their community — at the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium, village halls in Oliver, Poplar and Superior, and Solon Springs Community Center.
Polling locations are at town halls in most rural communities except in Maple and Oakland. Ballots are cast at the community center in Maple and at the Country Peace Presbyterian Church at 4694 S. County Road A in Oakland.
Voters in the 2nd and 4th districts cast their ballots at Zion Lutheran Church, 2022 E. Second St.; and voters in the 6th and 10th districts vote at the Salvation Army, 916 Hughitt Ave. Voters in the 5th and 7th districts cast ballots at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, 600 N. 21st St.; 8th and 9th districts at Billings Park Civic Center; and 1st and 3rd districts at the Richard Bong Memorial Airport, 4804 Hammond Ave.
For more information, visit www.douglascountywi.org/index.aspx?NID=140 or call the municipal clerk in your community. Voters can confirm their polling location and view a sample ballot at https://myvote.wi.gov.