Our View: Many decisions to be made in Tuesday’s electionNext Tuesday’s spring election has plenty of excitement and will hopefully attract a large number of voters. In the Hudson area there are a number of local races that are drawing plenty of attention.
By: Editorial staff, Hudson Star-Observer
Next Tuesday’s spring election has plenty of excitement and will hopefully attract a large number of voters.
In the Hudson area there are a number of local races that are drawing plenty of attention. Drawing most of the headlines are the races in the town of Hudson. Incumbent chair Jeff Johnson is being challenged by Gregg White. Supervisor races include incumbent Tim Foster being challenged by David Bartizal, and former supervisor Kernon Bast facing newcomer Todd Mullinax. In the town of Hudson, there has been a definite line drawn in the sand. Johnson, Foster and Bast have teamed up on one side, while White, Bartizal and Mullinax are on the other.
There are also a couple of interesting races in the town of St. Joseph. Town chair Theresa Johnson is being challenged by Kevin Adkins, and supervisor Kevin Moelter is being challenged by Ted Anderson.
In the town of Troy, Chuck Struemke and incumbent Mel Hermansen are vying for a constable post.
All candidates running in the city of Hudson, village of North Hudson and Hudson School Board are unopposed. It is still important that these candidates earn voter support.
On the state level, there is a race for the Supreme Court with newcomer Randy Koschnick challenging incumbent Shirley Abrahamson. There is also a race for state superintendent of public instruction – both candidates, Rose Fernandez and Tony Evers, are newcomers.
Local and state candidates all have invested a lot of time, effort and money in seeking positions of service. The least we can do is vote and determine who should be elected. Remember, national elections have the media glamour, but it’s usually the local elections that will have the biggest impact on your life. Vote on Tuesday. Polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. in all municipalities and close at 8 p.m.