Nomination papers for local elections due Jan. 2
Nomination papers for candidates to local elections in Dodge County are due Jan. 2, but many have already started the process for the spring election.
To make the ballot, candidates for local common council seats must submit the necessary forms to declare their candidacy and then turn in their signatures to make it official. Forms are available online at at the local municipal offices. Forms are turned into the municipal clerk.
The spring election will be April 9 with a primary Feb. 19 if necessary.
Beaver Dam Common Council seats in odd-numbered wards are up for election, and all incumbents have filed papers, except Lisa Davidson in Ward 9, who filed a declaration of non-candidacy.
Some incumbents in Beaver Dam will face a competitive race. Doug Garczynski had filed to run against Jon Abfall in Ward 3. Betsy Ramsdale has filed to run against Mick Fischer in Ward 5. Jack Yuds has filed to run against Robert Ballweg in Ward 7.
The other incumbents are David Hansen in Ward 1, Kay Appenfeldt in Ward 11 and Kevin Burnett in Ward 13.
All council incumbents are expected to file again in Mayville. They are Dale Toellner in Ward 1, Molly Henkel in Ward 3 and Rachel Forster in Ward 5.
In Horicon, Susan Hady has filed in District 1 and Don Miller has filed in District 3. Voters also will select a council member in Ward 2 where Nathan Anfinson is the incumbent.
Dave Gratton in Ward 3 is the lone council member so far to file papers for re-election Juneau. Also on the ballot are seats in Wards 1 and 2.
In Fox Lake, Pete Hartzheim has filed to seek re-election for the Ward 3 council seat. Other seats that will be on the ballot are Ward 1 where John Mund is the incumbent and Ward 2 where Sam Jenswold is the incumbent.
In Waupun, Jason Westphal has filed for run again in District 1 and Bobbie Vossekuil has filed to run again in District 5. Ryan Mielke was expected to turn in his papers for District 3 as of Thursday afternoon.