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North Hudson candidates run unopposed

Stan Wekkin

There will be a new face on the North Hudson Village Board of Trustees after the April 6 election even with three candidates running unopposed.

Stan Wekkin has thrown his hat into the ring for the 2010-2012 term. He will run with incumbents Jim Thomas and Daryl Standafer for the three positions on the seven-person board up for election April 6.

Incumbent Sandra Whalen chose not to seek re-election this year. Whalen was elected in 2006 as a write-in candidate and then filed for re-election in the 2008 spring campaign. She had served a previous term in 2002-2004.

Standafer was appointed to the board last year to fill a vacancy created when President Larry Larsen finished out his term and chose not to run again. Trustee George Klein won the president's seat last spring and appointed Standafer.

Standafer is also running for country board supervisor for District 17 that includes wards 1-6 in the village as an incumbent. His opponent is Curt Weese.

Jim Thomas is going for his third term on the board. He was appointed trustee at the Nov. 9, 2006, board meeting and his term started Nov. 18. He was selected to fill the vacancy created when veteran trustee Jerry Panning resigned.

Wekkin, 55, a native son who graduated from Hudson High School in 1972 and has worked for 3M for 27 years, said he served on the board in the early 1990s.

In the last election there were three spots and only three candidates," he said. "This time it looked like only two candidates for three spots. I've been fairly politically active I wanted to be involved and had to step up to the plate."

Wekkin said the municipal government does an admirable job and the people deserve to have a full board represent them.