Sauk County Board approves special spring election

November 15, 2018

Residents in the Sauk County Board’s 12th supervisory district will have an opportunity to vote in a special election this spring.

The board voted 26-3 on Tuesday to hold a special election in April. Supervisors then voted unanimously to confirm a temporary appointment to the district until voters can select new representation.

David Moore, a Wisconsin Dells pastor, served the district from April 2014 until last month, when he resigned to take a position with an Oklahoma church.

The district includes Wards 4, 8 and 10 in the city of Wisconsin Dells, Ward 3 in the village of Lake Delton, and Wards 1 and 2 in the town of Delton.

Town of Delton painter Ross Curry was the only person who applied for appointment, and was confirmed by the board Tuesday night.

Supervisor Wally Czuprynko of Lake Delton, who voted against the special election, said he did not believe it was necessary because only one person expressed interest in the appointment.

Supporters said it was fair to give prospective candidates another chance to seek the position. They also said voters should have an opportunity to select their representative and that adding the election to spring ballots would be inexpensive.

If more than two people declare candidacy, a February primary election would be required in order to narrow the field to two. The winner of the special election will serve until the current two-year term expires in April 2020.

Czuprynko was joined in voting against the special election by Reedsburg supervisors John Deitrich and Tommy Lee Bychinski.

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