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Dodge County contested races for Tuesday’s election

April 1, 2019

Voters will head to their polling places on Tuesday to choose who will sit in the seats of local city councils and school boards, among the other contested races in the county.

Statewide, people will cast votes in a state Supreme Court race. State appeals court judges Brian Hagedorn and Lisa Neubauer are vying to succeed the retiring Shirley Abrahamson, the longest-serving state supreme court justice in the country.

Voters can vote from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday. There are contested races for four seats on the Beaver Dam Common Council and three seats on the Beaver Dam Unified School District Board of Education.

Incumbent council member Jon Abfall will face newcomer Douglas Garczynski for the Ward 3 seat, incumbent Mick Fischer and challenger Betsy Ramsdale are on the ballot in Ward 5 and incumbent Robert Ballweg and Jack Yuds are on the ballot in Ward 7.

Jaclyn Shelton is running unopposed for the Ward 9 seat. Mike Derr will be on the ballot but dropped out the race. Incumbent Lisa Davidson opted not to run for re-election.

School board incumbents Chad Prieve, Bev Beal-Loeck and Jim Jansen are all seeking re-election. Challengers Tony Klatt and Bradley Friedl are also running.

Waupun School Board: Stephen Chené, who was appointed to the board, will run in his first election to represent the city of Waupun, facing off against Lori Van Buren.

Dodgeland School Board: Incumbent David Beal and challenger Bruce Haan are running for a seat representing the city of Juneau and the town of Oak Grove.

Mayville School Board: Incumbents Norbert Dornfeldt and Ron Andes are running alongside Tom Kempf for two seats on the board.

Dodge County town boards: Richard Walter and Carrie Will are on the ballot for the Supervisor 1 position on the town of Emmet board. David Huber and Brent Carlson are on the ballot for the position of Supervisor 2 on the town of Emmett board. The town of Fox Lake has one contested race, with Wayne Kok and Jacob Paul vying for the Supervisor 2 position. The town of Herman also has one contested race, with Jeremy Pecha and Neal Ewert competing for Supervisor 1 position.

David Feller and Matt Malterer are vying for the Supervisor 2 position on the town of Hubbard board. Brenda Buske and Pam Conway both seek the position of Supervisor 2 on the town of Lebanon board. Jeffrey Pitzlin and Jim Zahn both seek the position of the town of Oak Grove town chairman.

The town of Trenton has several contested races. Russell Kottke is competing with Maily Kocinski for town chairperson. Lori Schultz and Kristie Buwalda both seek the Supervisor 1 position on the town board. Patrick Bird and Luke Lemmenes both seek the Supervisor 2 position on the Trenton’s town board.

Dodge County village positions: The village of Randolph has four people vying for three positions as a village trustee: Richard Nieman, Shannon Greeno, John Casey and Jaime Woreck. The village president position in Reeseville has two candidates: Margaret Schmidt and Brian Miller.