Though spring may seem far away, deadlines to submit paperwork to run for office in spring elections are just around the corner, and candidates have already begun to submit the paperwork to put their names on the ballot.
Elections for various offices will be held on Tuesday, April 4, with any necessary primary elections held on Tuesday, Feb. 21. To run, candidates must file paperwork no later than Jan. 3. The deadline for incumbents to file for non-candidacy is Friday, Dec. 23.
The following seats are up for re-election in area municipalities:
Franklin will hold an election for the office of mayor this spring. Incumbent Mayor Steve Olson has already submitted paperwork for re-election.
In addition, voters in the city will re-elect or elect a new alderman for the 3rd, 4th and 6th districts. Current 4th District Alderman Steve Taylor has already submitted paperwork for re-election, and Pete Kosovich has also submitted paperwork to challenge Taylor for that seat.
Third District Alderwoman Kristin Wilhelm has taken out paperwork for re-election, according to the city clerk, though at the time of writing has not submitted paperwork to run.
Two seats on the Franklin School Board are up for re-election this spring. The seats are currently occupied by board members Tim Nielson and Linda Witkowski, who have both submitted paperwork for re-election.
Three seats on theWhitnall School Board are up for re-election this spring. The seats are currently occupied by board members Jonathan Cagle, Jon D. Jones and Nancy Zaborowski.
As of the time of writing, Zaborowski is the only person who has submitted a declaration of candidacy, and no one has filed for non-candidacy.
Oak Creek city
Three members of the Oak Creek common council are up for possible re-election. Incumbent Steve Kurkowski of the first district, incumbent Mark Verhalen of the third district, and incumbent Ken Gehl have all filed for candidacy. Rich Duchniak of the third district has declared candidacy as well.
Two school board members are up for re-election for three-year terms. Currently, the positions are being held by Mark Verhalen and Amy Mlot. Both have declared candidacy. Others have picked up information, but nobody has turned in any information to the district as of Tuesday.
Two three-year term trustee positions are up for election. Trustees Donna Ouellette and Carl Genz currently hold the positions and have filed papers for candidacy. Gentz took over the position vacated by Jim Birmingham when he became village president.
One school board seat is up for election for a regular, three-year term.
Victoria McCormick has filed for non-candidacy. No candidacy papers have been received as of yet by the school district.
There are no elections this spring for the village.