Municipalities prepare for spring elections
JUNEAU -- Several towns, villages and cities in Dodge County will hold elections for local offices April 2, 2019. If needed, primaries could precede this on Feb. 19, 2019.
Nomination papers are available for the election.
According to the Dodge County Clerk’s Office, persons interested in running for open positions have until Jan. 2, 2019, at 5 p.m. to file their nomination papers with their local town/village or city clerk.
Below is a list of municipalities in Dodge County that lie within the Daily Times readership area in which elections are to be conducted.
For municipalities that use a caucus method for nomination instead of nomination papers those individuals are urged to contact their local clerks for information.
Town of Ashippun
Incumbents whose positions are up for re-election include Chairman Steven J. Panozzo and Supervisors William Bremer and James H. Meyer.
Village of Clyman
Incumbents whose positions are up for re-election include Village President Marty Pint and two trustee positions where one is held by Amanda Swanson and the other is vacant.
City of Horicon
There will be no mayoral race this year. Aldermen in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wards are up for re-election this year. Nathan Anfinson, who served the 2nd Aldermanic Ward filed noncadidacy papers. Incumbent Donald Miller, who serves the 3rd Aldermanic Ward, filed his nomination papers. No one has filed nomination papers in the 1st Aldermanic Ward.
Village of Hustisford
Incumbents whose positions are up for re-election include Village President Bruce Nekich and Trustees Robert Knueppel, Michael Grant and Josh Prescher.
Village of Iron Ridge
Incumbents whose positions are up for re-election include Village President Brian Esselman and Trustees Andrew Rohlinger and Mark Kramer.
City of Juneau
There will be no mayoral race, but three aldermanic seats are up for election. They include Jason Buske (Ward 1), Cheryl Braun (Ward 2) and David Gratton (Ward 3).
Town of Lebanon
Incumbents whose positions are up for re-election include town board Chairman Lohny Frederick, Town Board Supervisor No. 1 Greg Fredrick, Town Clerk Deborah Behl and Town Treasurer Jon Schoenike. Town Board Supervisor No. 2 will be vacated by LeRoy Tietz Dec. 31.
Clerk Behl said there will be a town caucus scheduled for Jan. 17, 2019.
Town of Lowell
The election in the Town of Lowell is based on a caucus format. Names on the ballot will not be known until after Jan. 19, 2019.
Village of Lowell
Incumbents whose positions are up for re-election include village board President Jerry Straseske and Trustees Chester Caine and Ann Lischka.
Village of Reeseville
Incumbents whose positions are up for re-election include village board President Brian Miller and Trustees James Bublitz, Lee Brasch and Margaret Schmidt.
Circuit Court judge
One circuit court judge for the term of six years to succeed incumbent Dodge County Circuit Court Judge (Branch 3) Joseph G. Sciascia, whose term of office will expire on July 31, 2019.
Multijurisdictional judge seat available
Dodge County Clerk Karen Gibson has received a notification of noncandidacy from Multijurisdictional Judge James R. Wegner who is the municipal judge for the city of Horicon, village of Hustisford and village of Iron Ridge.
Individuals age 18 or older, living in one of the three municipalities, who have not been convicted of a felony, may run for the seat by circulating nomination papers and filling appropriate paperwork with the county clerk by Jan. 2, 2019. More information is available by contacting Gibson 920-386-3605.