Filings slow for seats on St. Croix Co. Board
With two weeks to go before the filing deadline, two districts on the St. Croix County Board have no incumbents and no registered candidates.
Redistricting has left two other districts for the 19-member board without incumbents, but candidates have stepped forward in those areas. And in one district, two incumbents will square off come April 3.
The deadline for turning in nomination paper signatures -- at least 20 and no more than 100 -- is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. A candidate must collect all 20 signatures from voters in the district in which he is a resident.
The is the rundown so far, according to County Clerk Cindy Campbell:
District 1: Travis Schachtner, Somerset, has completed the filing process. Incumbent Ryan Sicard has filed nothing.
District 2: Incumbent Linda Luckey, Houlton, has filed nothing.
District 3: Timothy Hood, Hudson, has declared his candidacy. Incumbent Robert Shearer has not.
District 4: Incumbent Daryl Standafer, North Hudson, has completed the filing process.
District 5: Incumbent Sharon Norton-Bauman, Hudson, has completed the filing process.
District 6: There are two incumbents in this district: Roger Rebholz, Hudson, and Clarence Malick, Hudson. Malick has competed the filing process. Rebholz has filed nothing.
District 7: No incumbents, and no one has filed. This is a Hudson-area district.
District 8: Incumbent Steve Hermsen, Hudson, has filed nothing.
District 9: There are two incumbents in this district: Buzz Marzolf, town of Kinnickinnic, and Lorin Sather, River Falls. Marzolf has filed a declaration of non-candidacy. Sather has filed nothing.
District 10: No incumbent. Dave Ostness, River Falls, has declared his intent to run.
District 11: Incumbent Roger Larson, Star Prairie, has completed the filing process.
District 12: Incumbent Fred Horne, New Richmond, has completed the filing process.
District 13: Incumbent Esther Scott Wentz, New Richmond, has filed nothing.
District 14: No incumbent. Jeff Dionisopoulos, rural New Richmond, has completed the filing process.
District 15: Incumbent Karen Meyer, Roberts, has filed nothing. David Peterson, town of Kinnickinnic, has completed the filing process.
District 16: Incumbent Joe Hurtgen, Woodville, has filed his intent to run but has not completed the filing process.
District 17: This district has two incumbents: Alfred Schrank, Glenwood City, and Brian Hurtgen, Glenwood City. Both have completed the filing process.
District 18: No incumbents, and no one has filed. This is Baldwin/ town of Baldwin area.
District 19: No one has filed. William Peavey, Woodville, is the incumbent.
Prospective candidates must register their candidacy and return their completed nomination papers to the county clerk. That office is in the Government Center, 1101 Carmichael Road, Hudson. The phone number is 715-386-4607.
To see the new St. Croix districts, go to the county's website, www.co.saint-croix.wi.us, and click on "2012 County Supervisory Districts" on the right side of the page.