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Incumbents unchallenged in the city of Hudson

From left, Alderpersons John Hoggatt, Randy Morrissette II, and Rich Vanselow

The three incumbents on the Hudson City Council whose terms expire in April won't be challenged in the spring election.

Alderpersons Randy Morrissette II in District 1, John Hoggatt in District 5 and Rich Vanselow in District 6 were the only candidates to file nomination papers ahead of the Jan. 2 deadline.

The spring election will be held April 2.

Morrissette, the manager of Northland Liquors in Hudson, has served on the City Council since April 2007, when he defeated former District 1 alderperson Mike Laatsch.

Hoggatt defeated 10-year incumbent alderperson Scot O'Malley by two votes in the 2011 spring election. He is co-owner of Archovations Inc., a Hudson-based building materials company headed by his wife, Sarah Atkins.

Rich Vanselow was first appointed to the council in late November 2010, to replace District 6 alderperson Alan Burchill after Burchill was selected for mayor. The council named Burchill mayor after former mayor Dean Knudson was elected to the Wisconsin Assembly.

Vanselow, a retired 3M Co. manager, then narrowly defeated Mary Claire Potter for the District 6 seat in the 2011 spring election.

Randy Hanson

Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.

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