Following are municipal races from across the county that will be decided in April.
In the towns of Aztalan and Ixonia, there will be primary elections Feb. 16 to narrow the field of candidates for board positions.
City of Fort AtkinsonFour candidates will vie for three open seats on the Fort Atkinson City Council.
Candidates include incumbents Mason Becker and Chris Scherer, and two challengers: Megan Hartwick and Jordan Lamb.
From the field of four, the top three vote-getters will win seats in April. The city council is a five-member board. Council members serve two-year terms. All seats are at large.
The four candidates will compete for seats held by Becker, Scherer and Paul Kotz who filed a declaration of non-candidacy in December.
Becker, currently council president, will be seeking his fourth term. Scherer will be seeking his second term.
Seats on the city council come due for re-election annually, alternating between three and two seats coming due each year.
Fort Atkinson City Council members receive a monthly stipend for their service. Effective Jan. 1, the council president will receive $360 per month and council members will receive $300 per month.
City of JeffersonThe City of Jefferson has four alderperson-at-large seats open this spring. Incumbents are Vince Krause, Bill Brandel, Toby Tully, Jr., and Peg Beyer. Krause has declared non-candidacy. Brandel, Tully, Jr., Beyer, and newcomers Jim Horn and Laurie Teeter have submitted nomination papers.
City of Lake MillsLake Mills has an opening for councilperson at-large. Filing for the position are newcomers Michael Foster and Catherine Bishop.
City of WaterlooThere will be no challengers printed on the April 6 ballot with candidates running unopposed for a pair of four-year positions on the Waterloo City Council. At-large Alder Angie Stinnett filed non-candidacy paperwork last month. Rich Weihert has decided to seek the position.
Incumbent Jason Schoenwetter, the Area 1 Alder, is running for re-election unopposed. He was originally elected as a write-in candidate in the 2019 spring election.
City of WatertownFive aldermanic seats are up for election. In District 1, incumbent Tom C. Pasch will square off against Joel Blase. In District 3, incumbent Chris Ruetten is running unopposed. In Districts 5 and 7, incumbents Jill Holthaus and Eric Schmid are also running unopposed. In District 9, James Romlein is unopposed. The terms are for four year and pay $5,194 annually.
In District 9, the incumbent Linda Kilps neither filed a declaration of non-candidacy by the deadline of Dec. 28, 2020 nor did she file nomination papers and declaration of candidacy by the deadline of Jan. 5, 2021. The opening for this aldermanic seat is now extended by 72 hours to Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. Interested parties may contact the clerk’s office at 920-262-4007 or visit this section of the city website for links to the proper forms: https://www.ci.watertown.wi.us/departments/running_for_office.php.
Incumbent Mark S. Sweet filed for municipal judge. The term is for four years. The current pay is $30,079 annually for that post.
Town of AztalanThe Town of Aztalan has a number of incumbents who will be seeking re-election. They are Chairman Scott Masche, supervisors Michael Burow and Larry Christianson, Clerk Megan Dunneisen and Treasurer Karen Mundt.
The town has had Jeremy Chwala and Brandon Rue turn in nomination papers to run for town chairman, and Dawn Miller to run for town supervisor.
This means three people will be running for the chairman’s position and there will be a primary in February.
Town of ConcordTown of Concord Clerk Brian Newmann said all board supervisor positions expire in April. Officials are elected in odd years, with each serving two-year terms.
This April, incumbent Supervisor Erick Frommgen will seek the chairman’s position. He will face challenger Dale Konle.
There are three candidates seeking the two open supervisor positions. The candidates include long-time board chairman Bill Ingersoll, incumbent Lloyd Zastrow, who is running for his fifth term; and Diana Radke. Supervisors serve at-large, Newmann said, adding that the top two vote-getters will be seated as supervisors.
Long-time Treasurer Jim Zastrow and Newmann, who is running for his fifth term as clerk, will both be unopposed on the ballot.
Elected officials in the town receive the following annual salaries: board chairman, $10,200; supervisors, $5,100; treasurer, $9,588; and clerk, $14,178. Officials are also paid $30 for each meeting they attend.
Town of FarmingtonTown of Farmington Clerk Tami Latsch said all of the town’s elected officials will appear on the April ballot. Officials are elected on odd years, with each serving two-year terms. The April ballot this year will include incumbents Town Board of Supervisors Chairman Kevin Emrath, and supervisors Scott Sukow and Dale Weis. Latsch, too, will appear on the ballot, running as an incumbent for the position of clerk. Treasurer Bernice Sukow has announced her plans to retire this year.
Newcomer Denise Nelson will be running to fill Bernice Sukow’s seat. There will be no races for town seats, Latsch said.
Annual salaries paid to elected officials are as follows: chairman, $8,000; supervisors,$4,000; treasurer, $6,500, and clerk, $15,600.
Town of IxoniaIncumbent Chairman Perry T. Goetsch will be challenged by Tom Carey.
There are two town supervisors’ positions open, with incumbent Peter Mark, and challengers Richard Ziegler, Andy Maduscha, Kevin Bresnehan and Clark Eckert all seeking to serve the village. Town Supervisor Jeff Taylor filed non-candidacy papers on Dec. 10, 2020.
There will be a primary for the town supervisor position to bring the slate of candidates down to four.
Town of JeffersonTown of Jefferson Clerk Tina Barnes said that while three seats on the five-member town board will come due for reelection in April, there will be no contested races.
Town Board Chairman Michael Hollinger had filed a declaration of non-candidacy, Barnes said, but Supervisor 3 Gregg Hill announced his intention to run for Hollinger’s seat. He will be running uncontested.
Newcomer Deb Kind will be running uncontested to fill the vacated Supervisor 3 seat. Also running uncontested is Supervisor 1 Tracie Stammer.
Seats on the town board come due every other year, with three seats up for reelection on odd years, and two seats on the following year.
The town board chairman receives $696 monthly, and supervisors receive $369 per month. Board members do not receive stipends for meeting attendance.
Town of Lake MillsIn the Town of Lake Mills two supervisor and one chairperson seat are up for election. David Schroeder, Supervisor I filed candidacy papers, as did James Heinz, Supervisor II; Robin Untz, clerk and Sharon Guenterberg, treasurer. All are incumbents. Current town chairperson Hope Oostdik said in December she would not run for reelection. No candidates submitted paperwork for the chairperson position.
Town of MilfordThe Milford Town Board has set its caucus for 1 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Milford Town Hall. The caucus is held to seek nominations for the offices of chairman, two board supervisors, town clerk and town treasurer. The nominations will appear on the spring election ballot. The incumbents include Chairman Matthew Kaminski, Supervisor Jason Hoffman, Supervisor Steve Kube, Clerk Trisha Miller and Treasurer Kathy Redmer.
Town of SullivanTown of Sullivan Board Clerk Dawn Lynn said all current members of the board will appear on the April ballot along with a supervisor challenger. The incumbents include Chairman Scott Buth, and supervisors Gary Jackson and Barry Boos. Buth and Jackson are each seeking a second term. Boos has served as a supervisor for nearly 20 years, Lynn said.
There are three candidates for the two at-large supervisory positions. The two incumbents will face Paul Geoglein, the town fire chief. The two candidates with the most votes will be seated later in April.
Elected officials serve two-year terms and are elected on odd years. Town of Sullivan pays an annual salary of $5,500 to its chairman and supervisors receive $2,750. Officials are paid $25 for each meeting attended.
Town of WaterlooEvery seat on the Waterloo Town Board is up for election and each office is for two years. Scott Hassett currently serves as chairperson while Larry Holzhueter and Jeremy Ellis are supervisors. Cindy Schroeder is the town’s clerk and Laurie Frey serves as treasurer. A town caucus for nominations will be held Jan. 13.
Village of Johnson CreekThe Village of Johnson Creek currently has three trustee seats and the village president’s seat up for re-election. The current trustees are Bev Deppe, Mike Saindon and Tim Semo, with John Swisher as president. All current incumbents are running uncontested in the spring election.
Village of SullivanVillage of Sullivan Clerk Heather Rupnow said that seats held by the Village President Roberta Montague and two village trustees, Sean Kevin and Gary Kernodle, will be decided in April. All three incumbents will be running uncontested. All village board seats come with two-year terms.
Village elected officials receive the following compensation: village president, $3,500 annually, and trustees receive $1,500 per year during their first term and $2,500 per year for terms served thereafter. Board members receive payment of $20 per meeting for special meetings only.