Ballots set for spring primary, election
Voters decide school board, city council and a special election to determine Superior's mayor for the next two years this spring. Plus, a couple of statewide races are on the ballot this year. Wisconsin's Supreme Court is unlikely to see a change...
Voters decide school board, city council and a special election to determine Superior's mayor for the next two years this spring.
Plus, a couple of statewide races are on the ballot this year.
Wisconsin's Supreme Court is unlikely to see a change this year. Justice Annette Ziegler is running unopposed for another 10-year term on the state's highest court.
However, Tony Evers, state superintendent of public instruction, is facing a two-way challenge for his seat. Lowell Holtz of Beloit, who has more than 35 years in education from teaching to school administration, and John Humphries of Mount Horeb, a Dodgeville school district administrator who worked at the Department of Public Instruction for seven years, are vying for the seat held by Evers since 2009.
The Feb. 21 primary will narrow the field of candidates that move on to the April 4 election.
In the Superior school district, there won't be a primary, but two incumbents are facing challenges this year. Laura R. Gapske and Mary Smith-Johnson are challenging incumbents Mary Klun and Steven J. Stupak for a three-year term on the board.
Voters in Superior will also be narrowing the field of candidates in the running to be the city's next mayor Feb. 21.
County Board vice chairman, Jim Paine, Plan Commissioner Kalee Hermanson, and City Councilors Brett Fennessey and Mike Herrick are all running for the opportunity to lead the city. The top two vote-getters move onto the April 4 election.
Voters in Superior also decide the even-numbered Council races this year.
Councilors Jack Sweeney and Esther Dalbec in the 4th and 10th districts, respectively, are running unopposed.
In the Second District, where incumbent Tom Fennessey is not seeking another term on the council, two candidates have stepped forward to fill the seat - Bryce Harp of East Fourth Street and Jennifer Van Sickle of East Third Street.
In the 6th and 8th districts, incumbents are each facing a challenge. Councilor Graham Garfield is facing a challenge from Tylor Elm in the 6th, and Herrick is facing a challenge from Craig Sutherland for the 8th.
The Council races will be decided in April.