The Tuesday, April 2, election will feature a number of contested races, including those for Stevens Point Area School Board and Stevens Point Common Council. Elections in other village, town, school district and judicial contests will feature several other races.
City Attorney: Incumbent Louis Molepske will face challenger Logan Beveridge.
Comptroller/Treasurer: Carrie Freeberg and Corey Ladick will square off for the position being vacated by John Schlice through retirement.
City Clerk: Incumbent John Moe will face challenger Karlyn Krautkramer.
Common Council: All alderperson seats in odd-numbered districts are up for election. They include:
District 1: George Doxtator will run unopposed for the seat being vacated by Logan Beveridge in his run for city attorney.
District 3: Incumbent Mike O’Meara will run unopposed.
District 5: Incumbent Mary Stroik will run unopposed.
District 7: Incumbent Roger Trzebiatowski will run unopposed.
District 9: Incumbent Alderperson Randy Stroik will face challenger Barb Jacob.
District 11: Incumbent Jerry Moore will run unopposed.
Stevens Point: Seven candidates will compete for four positions on the Stevens Point Board of Education, with the top three voter-getters in the election receiving three-year terms and the fourth serving a one-year term for the remainder of a seat held by Elmer Fournier who died in February 2012. Jen Zach was appointed to his seat in the interim.
On the ballot will be incumbents Lisa Totten and Kim Shirek, former Board members Jeff Presley and Lynda Louis, along with Sam Levin, Jeff Ebel and Terry Rothmann. Incumbent Board President Dwight Stevens is running as a write-in candidate.
Amherst: Two three-year seats will be on the ballot for the Tomorrow River School District, with three candidates seeking them. They include incumbent Diana Bohman and newcomers Mark Kryshak and John Cowden.
Rosholt: Incumbents Lois Glodowski, Cindy Kurtzweil and Elsie Wanta will run unopposed for their seats in the April election.
Almond-Bancroft: Incumbent Catherine Guth will run unopposed to represent the towns of Buena Vista and Lanark, as will incumbent Jeannette Wilson to represent the town of Pine Grove.
Tri-County: Newcomer Cindy L. Baumgartner will run unopposed to represent Area 1; incumbent Wayne Cummings will face off against Amy Anderson who moved from Area 1 to Area 2 for that seat; and incumbent Sue Lederer will run unopposed for the Area 3 seat.
Villages have their presidents and some other officials, along with half of their trustees, on the ballot. They include:
Almond: Incumbents – President Kenneth Trzebiatowski, Trustees Dorothy Helmrick, Brian Roehrborn and Richard Burns, and Treasurer Valerie Gendusa – will run unopposed for their seats.
Amherst: Incumbents – President Michael Juris and Trustees Jay Brenner, Jeff Heinz and Tom Ashline – will run unopposed.
Amherst Junction: The incumbents – President Michael Ballinger, Trustee Randy Rzentkowski, Clerk Karen J. Shulfer and Treasurer Julie Sopa – are unopposed on the ballot.
Junction City: Incumbent President Peter Mallek, incumbent Trustees Emil E. Pavelski and Brad Wiernik, Clerk Betty Bruski Mallek and Treasurer Nancy Steuck will all be unopposed on the ballot.
Nelsonville: Incumbent President Gale Gordon and incumbent Trustee Jack Waller are the only candidates nominated for those positions.
Park Ridge: Incumbents – President Tom Gloudemans, two-year Trustees Kathy Budelier and Gordon Renfert, and one-year Trustee Patricia Baker – are running unopposed.
Plover: All incumbents in the village of Plover will run unopposed in the April election. They include President Dan Schlutter and Trustees Fred LaRosa in Ward 1, Thomas Davies in Ward 2 and Steve Fritz in Ward 3.
Rosholt: Incumbent President Larry Kielblock and Trustees Richard Mansavage and JoAnn Burk are all running unopposed.
Whiting: Whiting President Paul Stroik and Trustees Kevin Lutz, Cecil J. Coats and Steven J. Orlikowski are unopposed in the election.
Towns, with the exception of the town of Hull, have their entire town boards and officers up for election for two-year terms. Hull elects two of its four supervisors every year.
Alban: Incumbent Chair Michael Zdroik and Clerk/Treasurer Pam Kruzicki will be on the ballot unopposed for their seats. Supervisor 1 Michael Kaminski will face John Kieliszewski and Supervisor 2 Pete Rekowski will face Chris Stanislawski in the election.
Almond: The current town officers, including Chair Dan Turzinski, Supervisors Roger Hetzel and Phillip Rendall, Clerk Nancy Seaman, and Treasurer Brianne Lee Kett, are the only candidates on the ballot.
Amherst: Incumbent Chair Michael Peplinski Sr. will face challenger Don Spierings, while incumbent Supervisors Richard Trzebiatowski and Roger Bacon will be on the ballot with Burt Glodowski and Gary Kadow, with the top two vote-getters receiving the seats. Incumbent Clerk Shawn L. Lea will run unopposed. Newcomer Holly Bacon will run unopposed for the treasurer position being vacated by Mildred Glodowski.
Belmont: The present town officers – Chair Neil Eastman, Supervisors David Walkowicz and Wayne Warzynski, Clerk Sherry Forseth and Treasurer Colleen Andrews – are running unopposed.
Buena Vista: Chair Paul Cieslewicz, Supervisors Gary Isherwood and Bert Trzebiatowski and Treasurer Catherine Guth will run unopposed for their seats, while Germaine Stuczynski will run unopposed for the clerk position being vacated by incumbent Veronica Isherwood.
Carson: Incumbent officers who will be on the ballot unopposed include Chair Wallace Zywicki, Clerk Annette Stashek and Treasurer Edward Rutta. Vying for two supervisor seats will be incumbents Dale Altmann and Ken Zarecki and newcomer Deloyd Slowinski.
Dewey: Only the incumbents filed for office. They are Chair Maurice King, Supervisors Gary Kolodziej and Dennis Meis, Clerk William Kolodziej and Treasurer Sarah Wisinski.
Eau Pleine: Incumbent Chair Dennis Hess, Supervisor Larry Raikowski and Leif Erickson, and Treasurer Cynthia Skibinski will run unopposed for their seats, while incumbent Clerk Marlene Furo will face Richard Netzler for her seat.
Grant: All the incumbents will run unopposed for their seats. They include Chair Sharon Schwab, Supervisors James Yetter and Dale Winkler, Clerk Vicky Zimmerman and Treasurer Diana Luecht.
Hull: Only the incumbents filed for the five positions in the town of Hull. They are Chairperson John Holdridge, Supervisors David Pederson and Laverne Syens, Clerk Janet Wolle and Treasurer James Kruziki.
Lanark: Incumbents including Chair Mike Pagel, Supervisors Bill McKee and Elmer Garms, and Clerk Cheryl Leatherman will run unopposed, as will Theresa Maves for the treasurer position.
Linwood: Three candidates are running for two supervisor positions, including incumbents Howard Krieski and Richard Berndt and former Chair Richard Barden. Incumbent Chair Carl Karcheski, Clerk Denise Hulce and Treasurer Leonard Simkowski will all be on the ballot unopposed.
New Hope: Incumbent Chair Daniel Zaborowski and incumbent Treasurer Dorene Stolpa will run unopposed, as will incumbent Supervisor Todd Knepfel for supervisor No. 1, and Tim Raddatz for supervisor No. 2. Incumbent Clerk Natalie Wall will face challenger Lisa Shirek.
Pine Grove: Incumbent Chair Jeanette Wilson and Supervisors Harlan Nigh and Garth Klabunde will run unopposed for their seats. Incumbent Clerk/Treasurer Paula Cummings will face Sandy Nigh for her seat.
Plover: Incumbent Chair Tim Karcheski and Clerk/Treasurer Joan Scheider will run unopposed for their positions. Running for one of two supervisor positions is Dave Schaub, a former supervisor. Incumbents Bill Sniadajewski and Jim Rowe did not file for re-election.
Sharon: Incumbent Chair Patrick Wanserski, Supervisors Helen Basinski and Ronald Check and Clerk/Treasurer Alice Wierzba will be unopposed for their positions.
Stockton: Incumbent Chair Michael Bronk, Supervisors Jeanne Dodge and Jerry Piesik, and Treasurer Sandra Walters will run unopposed for their seats, while Bonnie Bouwer will run unopposed for the clerk seat being vacated by Anne Vogt.
Portage County Circuit Court Judge Branch 2: Incumbent John V. Finn will be on the ballot unopposed.
Court of Appeals Judge District 4: Paul Lundsten will run unopposed for the seat.
Wisconsin Supreme Court: Incumbent Patience Roggensack will face a challenge from Ed Fallone.
Polling sites in Portage County, and throughout Wisconsin, are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Stevens Point polling places are District 1 at Hi-Rise Manor, 1300 Briggs Court; District 2 at the Recreation Center, 2442 Sims Ave.; District 3 at the Dreyfus University Center, 1015 Reserve St.; District 4 at Madison School, 600 Maria Drive; District 5 at Jefferson School, 1800 East Ave.; District 6 at McKinley School, 2926 Blaine St.; District 7 at the National Guard Armory, 3116 Jefferson St.; District 8 at Washington School, 3500 Prais St.; District 9 at Lincoln Center, 1519 Water St.; District 10 at the Portage County Health Care Center, 825 Whiting Ave.; and District 11 at Pacelli High School, 1301 Maria Drive.
The village polling places are Almond, Municipal Center, Main Street; Amherst, Municipal Building, 160 Mill St.; Amherst Junction, Village Hall, 3980 Second St.; Junction City, Village Hall, 1001 Main St.; Milladore, Village Hall, 722 Bradley Ave.; Nelsonville, Village Hall, 9500 County Trunk SS; Park Ridge, Village Hall, 24 Crestwood Drive; Plover, Plover Municipal Center, 2400 Post Road; Rosholt, Village Hall, 137 N. Main St.; and Whiting, Municipal Center, 3600 Water St.
The town polling places are Alban, American Legion Hall, 290 Grand Ave. E., Rosholt; Almond, American Legion Hall, 1401 Division St.; Amherst, Town Hall, 4023 County Road Q; Belmont, Town Hall, 9110 16th Road; Buena Vista, Town Hall, 6684 County Road BB; Carson, Town Hall, 3756 County Road M; Dewey, Town Hall, 430 Dewey Drive; Eau Pleine, Town Hall, 3191 State Highway 34; Grant, Town Hall, County Road WW and 90th Street; Hull, Fire Station, 4818 Wojcik Memorial Drive; Lanark, Town Hall, intersection of County Trunk A and Town Hall Road, four miles south of Amherst; Linwood, Town Hall, 3160 Mill Creek Drive; New Hope, North New Hope Lutheran Church, 845 County Road T, corner of County Road T and County Road MM; Pine Grove, Municipal Center, 5444 County Trunk W, Bancroft; Plover, Municipal Building, 5081 Hoover Ave. South, intersection of Highway 54 and Hoover Avenue; Sharon, Town Hall (Old Edison School), Highway 66, one-half mile west of Ellis; and Stockton, Town Hall, 7252 Sixth St., Custer (east of Custer Road).
Portage County election returns will be available on the Portage County website at www.co.portage.wi.us by clicking on the “Election Results” tab on the left side of the page. The results will be updated periodically as they are tabulated, and users should click on the “refresh” button on their Internet page to update the more current results.