Election

Ballots have been set for the April 3 election in Hayward and Sawyer County, including races for the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors, local school boards, Hayward City Council and several town boards.

School board

The three incumbents were the only persons who filed for election to the Hayward Community School District Board of Education. They are Derek Hand, Stacey Hessel and Linda Plante. Board members serve three-year terms.

County board

All 15 Sawyer County supervisors are up for election this spring. No one is running in District 4, as incumbent Iras Humphreys filed a notice that she is not a candidate.

The district consists of Wards 3 and 4 in the Town of Hayward.

Individuals who wish to run as a write-in candidate for District 4 must register with the county clerk by noon Friday, March 30. If the office is closed that day, there will be a notice on the door about how to contact Clerk Carol Williamson.

There will be one race for the Sawyer County Board. In District 12 incumbent William Voight will be challenged by Frank Leuschen Jr. This district consists of the

Town of Spider Lake, Town of Round Lake Ward 2 and Town of Winter Ward 1.

The other candidates who filed papers for the Sawyer County Board of Supervisors are all incumbents, including:

District 1: Dale Schleeter. District: Town of Lenroot Ward 1, Town of Hayward Ward 7, City of Hayward Wards 5 and 6.

District 2: Kathy McCoy. District: Town of Lenroot Ward 2, Town of Round Lake Ward 1

District 3: Tweed Shuman. District: Town of Hayward Wards 1 and 2.

District 5: James H. Schlender Jr. District: Town of Hayward Wards 5 and 6.

District 6: Marc D. Helwig. District: City of Hayward Wards 1 and 2.

District 7: Thomas W. Duffy. District: City of Hayward Wards 3 and 4.

District 8: Bruce Paulsen. District: Town of Bass Lake Wards 1 and 2.

District 9: Brian Bisonette. District: Town of Bass Lake Wards 3 and 4.

District 10: Elaine Nyberg. District: Town of Sand Lake, Town of Edgewater Ward 1.

District 11: James Bassett. District: Town of Edgewater Ward 2, Town of Bass Lake Ward 5, Town of Hayward Ward 8, Town of Meteor, Town of Couderay, Village of Couderay.

District 13: Ronald Kinsley. District: Town of Hunter, Town of Radisson Ward 1, Town of Ojibwa Ward 1, Village of Radisson.

District 14: Ron Buckholtz. District: Town of Radisson Ward 2, Town of Ojibwa Ward 2, Town of Meadowbrook, Town of Weirgor, Village of Exeland.

District 15: Helen Dennis. District: Town of Winter Ward 2, Town of Draper, Village of Winter.

City council

There are four open seats on the Hayward City Council, and the incumbents were the only ones to file papers. They are Joseph Kreyer, Ward 1; Lonnie Kennell, Ward 2; Mike Swan, Ward 3; and Jim Miller, Ward 4.

Town boards

An election also will be held for two supervisors on several five-member town boards in Sawyer County. Those who have filed for placement on the ballot are:

Bass Lake: Two supervisor positions are available. The candidates are Dave Aubart (incumbent), Phil Nies and Don Adams. Incumbent Joel Valentin is not running for re-election.

Lenroot: Incumbents Steve Kariainen and Jason Sjostrom are running for re-election as supervisors. There are no other candidates.

Round Lake: Sharon Haak and Sandy Schara, both incumbents, are running for the two supervisor positions.

Spider Lake: George Brandt and Peter Huot, both incumbents, are running for the two supervisor positions.

Supreme Court

On Feb. 20, there will be a primary election for Wisconsin Supreme Court justice. Incumbent Michael Gableman is not running for re-election.

Seeking a seat on the state’s high court are Madison attorney Tim Burns, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet and Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock.

The Feb. 20 primary will narrow the field to two candidates. The April 3 election will determine who replaces Gableman for a 10-year term, which begins Aug. 1, 2018.

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