Those interested in running for a seat on their village or town board, city council, or school board, have until 5 p.m., Jan. 7, 2020 to file nomination papers to appear on the ballot next spring. The first day any candidate can begin circulating nomination papers is Dec. 1, 2019.
To be eligible to run, candidates must be age 18 or older and live within the district they wish to represent. Persons with a felony conviction may not appear on the ballot.
The Spring Election is set for April 7, with a Feb. 18 primary date, if necessary. A primary will only be held if more than two official candidates are running for the same seat.
Persons who miss the filing deadline may still register as write-in candidates, but will not have their names printed on the ballot.
Candidacy papers are available through the local clerk’s office or by contacting the clerk directly.
The April 7 election will also have a statewide race for justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and serve as the 2020 Presidential Preference vote.
All 13 Price County supervisor seats will be up for election in the spring. Each term is for two years, with the current terms expiring April 20, 2020. Incumbents for each district are as follows: District 1, Larry Palecek; District 2, James Adolph; District 3, Sheryl Slaby; District 4, Jeffrey Hallstrand; District 5 James Hintz; District 6, Paula Houdek; District 7, Dennis Wartgow; District 8, Marguerite Sue Bocock; District 9, Jordan Spacek; District 10, Robert Kopisch; District 11, John Vlach; District 12, Bruce Jilka; and District 13, William Teeters.
The City of Park Falls will hold an election for five aldermanic seats. Elections will be held to succeed: District 1 alderpersons Daniel Greenwood and Dennis Wartgow, District 2 Alderperson James Corbett, District 3 Alderperson Anthony Thier, and District 4 Alderperson Dina Bukachek. All terms are for two years.
The City of Phillips will hold elections for mayor and all three at large alderpersons. The current mayor is Charles Peterson. Jerry Clark, John Vlach, and John Klimowski hold the three at large seats. All terms are for two years.
The Village of Prentice will hold an election for three village trustee seats to succeed: Doug Hagen, Jessica McKittrick, and Brad Swenson. All terms are for two years.
The Village of Catawba will hold an election for the expiring term of trustee Gayle Burcaw.
The Village of Kennan will hold an election for one trustee seat.
The Village of Butternut (Ashland County) will hold an election for three village trustees to succeed: Lisa Hilgart, Larry Meverden, and Gary Vander Wyst. All terms are two years.
School District of Chequamegon
The School District of Chequamegon will elect three board of education members to serve three-year terms to succeed: Greg Wirsing (Town of Fifield), Roger Strand (towns of Eisenstein and Sherman), and Lois Freeland (towns of Gordon, Jacobs, Peeksville, and Shanagolden in Ashland County and parts of the Town of Spider Lake in Sawyer County).
School District of Phillips
The School District of Phillips will elect three board of education members to serve three-year terms to succeed: Joe Fox (towns of Emery, Flambeau, and Worcester), Marty Krog (Town of Elk), and Kevin Rose (villages of Catawba and Kennan, Town of Harmony, parts of the towns of Catawba, Georgetown, Hackett, and Kennan).
School District of Prentice
The School District of Prentice will elect three board of education members to serve three-year terms to succeed: Randy Erickson (Town of Hackett), Darrell Pierson (Town of Spirit), and Helen Palmquist (Town of Knox). Terms begin on April 27, 2020.
School District of Butternut
The School District of Butternut will elect two board of education members to serve three-year terms to succeed Gary Mertig and Katie Weinberger. The seats are at large and the terms begin on April 27, 2020.