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Spring Election is Tuesday, April 2

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The spring election is scheduled Tuesday, April 2, with the race for school board attracting the most local attention. The ballot will also feature races in the towns surrounding Hudson.

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Polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. in all municipalities and close at 8 p.m.

Four candidates are vying for two seats on the board of education. The four candidates are Bruce Hanson, Jamie Johnson, Jeanette Kunz and James Schrock. The top two vote-getters will be elected.

In municipalities, the town of St. Joseph has the most activity with three races -- one for chair and two for supervisor posts. Incumbent chair Dan Gavin is being challenged by Jay Kimble. Incumbent Supervisor 2 Jim Traeger is being challenged by Daniel Thompson; incumbent Supervisor 4 Rick Colbeth is being challenged by Keegan McConaughey.

The town of Hudson features two races for supervisor posts. Incumbent Supervisor 2 Tim Foster is being challenged by Rick Ottino; Incumbent Supervisor 4 Kernon Bast is being challenged by Clint Hetchler.

The town of Troy features a race for town chair. Supervisor David Hense and former supervisor Dan Pearson are seeking the chair.

There are also important state races on the ballot.

For State Superintendent of Public Instruction, incumbent Tony Evers is being challenged by a more conservative Don Pridemore. For State Supreme Court, incumbent Pat Roggensack is being challenged by Ed Fallone.

All candidates in the city of Hudson and village of North Hudson are running unopposed.

Polls in the district will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters should cast their ballots at the following locations:

  • City of Hudson City Districts 1 & 5, City Hall, 505 Third St.
  • City of Hudson City Districts 3 & 4, United Methodist Church, 1401 Laurel Ave.
  • City of Hudson City Districts 2 & 6, St. Croix County Government Center, 1101 Carmichael Road.
  • Village of North Hudson, Village Hall, 400 Seventh St.
  • Town of Hudson, Town Hall, 980 County A.
  • Town of St. Joseph, Town Hall, 1337 County V.
  • Town of Troy, Town Hall, 654 Glover Road.

    Election results will be available Tuesday night at www.hudsonstarobserver.com.

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