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Election update: Jan. 8

Jan. 8, 2014

ELECTION UPDATE

With the deadline passed for spring election filings, only Brown Deer, Whitefish Bay and Mequon will have contested municipal races come April.

Brown Deer will need to hold a Feb. 18 primary to whittle its field from six to four Village Board candidates. Whitefish Bay Village President Julie Siegel will square off against newcomer Anne O'Connor while two incumbents and a former write-in candidate compete for two trustee spots.

Due to school district extreme weather closures, filing deadlines in all North Shore districts except Shorewood were extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday, after press deadline. A five-candidate field means the Shorewood district will also hold a February primary.

Updates on the other school board contests are current as of Dec. 30. Further district updates will run in the Jan. 16 edition of North Shore NOW.

BAYSIDE

Village Board — three seats, held by Village President Samuel Dickman, as well as trustees Robb DeGraff and William Hersch. Trustees serve three-year terms and are paid $1,200 annually.

Incumbent William Hersch has filed noncandidacy.

Update: Incumbent Village President Samuel Dickman will run unopposed for his seat. Incumbent Robb DeGraff and Plan Commissioner Dan Rosenfeld will run for the two trustee seats.

BROWN DEER

Village Board — two seats, held by trustees Terry Boschert and Andrea Weddle-Henning. Trustees earn $3,600 annually and serve three-year terms.

Incumbent Andrea Weddle-Henning has filed noncandidacy.

Update: A Feb. 18 primary will narrow the field from six to four candidates. In the running come February will be incumbent Terry Boschert and newcomers Jamie Awe, Richmond Izard II, Sherry Yusuf, Otto Bunge and Bruce Thomas. Bunge ran unsuccessfully for trustee last spring and Thomas has run several times unsuccessfully for the Brown Deer School Board.

School Board — two seats, held by President Gary Williams and board member Dennis Griffin.

Board members serve three-year terms and earn $3,100 per year.

Incumbent Dennis Griffin has filed his candidacy. Incumbent President Gary Williams has submitted his candidacy.

FOX POINT

Village Board — three seats, held by Village President Michael West as well as trustees William Warner and Christine Symchych. Board members serve three-year terms and are not paid.

Incumbent William Warner has filed his noncandidacy.

Village President Michael West will run unopposed for re-election. Incumbent Christine Symchych and Terry McGauran, who ran unsuccessfully for trustee in 2013, will run for the two trustee spots.

GLENDALE

Common Council — three seats, held by 2nd District Alderman Daniel Sweeney, 4th District Alderman Richard Wiese, and 6th District Alderwoman JoAnn Shaw. Aldermen serve two-year terms and are paid $2,700 per year.

Update: Incumbents Sweeney, Wiese and Shaw will all run unchallenged.

MEQUON

Common Council — three seats, held by 2nd District Alderman and Council President Ken Zganjar, 3rd District Alderman Dale Mayr, and 5th District Alderman Mark Seider. Aldermen serve three-year terms and earn $4,800 annually.

Incumbents Ken Zganjar and Mark Seider have filed noncandidacy. Running unopposed will be former alderman Bob Ashmore for the 2nd District and incumbent Dale Mayr for the 3rd District. Newcomers Patrick Rochford and Mark Gierl will compete for the 5th District post.

MEQUON-THIENSVILLE

School Board — two seats, held by President Suzette Urbashich and member James Liska. Board members serve three-year terms and are unpaid.

Paul Buzzell, 11556 N. Creekside Court, has submitted his declaration of candidacy and campaign registration form.

Incumbent President Suzette Urbashich and incumbent board member James Liska have filed their noncandidacy. Wendy Francour, 2615 W. Ranch Road, and Sid Terry, 11648 N. Granville Road, have filed their candidacy papers.

NICOLET UNIFIED

Fox Point-Bayside School Board — three seats, held by President Alice Lawton as well as members Tim Melchert and David Smulyan, who was appointed to an interim term in June after former board President Debbie Friberg resigned. Board members serve three-year terms and are not paid.

School Board President Alice Lawton has filed her notification of noncandidacy. Incumbent Tim Melchert has filed a notification of noncandidacy. Incumbent David Smulyan has filed a declaration of candidacy.

Glendale-River Hills School Board — one seat, held by board member Bryan Kennedy. Board members serve three-year terms and are paid $540 annually.

Incumbent Bryan Kennedy has filed his candidacy.

Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Board — two seats, held by President Mark Goldstein and member Robert Ricigliano. Board members serve three-year terms and are unpaid.

Incumbent Rob Ricigliano has filed his noncandidacy.

Incumbent President Mark Goldstein has filed his noncandidacy.

Nicolet School Board — two seats, held by board members Morton Grodsky and Joseph Kasle. Board members serve three-year terms and earn $1,000 annually.

Incumbent Morton Grodsky has filed his candidacy.

RIVER HILLS

Village Board — three seats, held by President Bob Brunner, as well as trustees Wendy Walcott and Bill Walker. Board members serve three-year, unpaid terms.

Update: Incumbent Village President Bob Brunner will run unopposed for his seat. Incumbent Bill Walker and newcomer Kurt Glaisner will run for the two trustee positions. Walcott is not seeking re-election.

SHOREWOOD

Village Board — two seats, held by trustees Michael Maher and Ann McKaig, who was appointed to an interim term in July after board member Don Ford resigned. Board members serve three-year terms and make $1,000 annually.

Incumbents Michael Maher and Ann McKaig will seek re-election unopposed.

School Board — two seats, held by board members Ruth Treisman and Paru Shah, who was appointed and later elected to an interim term in the spring to fill a vacancy left by former board member Michael Mishlove. Board members serve three-year terms and are paid $1,000 annually.

Update: A Feb. 18 primary will knock out one contestant in the five-candidate field, which comprises incumbents Ruth Triesman and Paru Shah as well as newcomers Gregg Davis, Margaret Schmidt and Wendy Daniels-Rhodes.

THIENSVILLE

Village Board — two seats, held by trustees Ronald Heinritz and Rob Holyoke. Board members serve three-year terms and earn $1,800 annually.

Update: Incumbents Ronald Heinritz and Rob Holyoke will seek re-election without opposition.

WHITEFISH BAY

Village Board — three seats, held by Village President Julie Siegel as well as members Brenda Szumski and Tara Serebin, who was appointed to an interim term in June after trustee Lauri Rollings stepped down. Board members serve three-year terms and are paid $600 annually. The village president is paid $1,200 annually.

Incumbent Brenda Szumski has filed her noncandidacy.

Update: Incumbent Village President Julie Siegel and newcomer Anne O'Connor will vie for the village president post.

Incumbents Tara Serebin and Garry Davis will compete with 2011 write-in candidate William Demet for the two trustee positions. Though Davis' current seat isn't up for re-election until 2015, he is seeking one of the open seats for the term beginning in April.

If Davis is one of the top two vote-getters, his seat would become vacant and require an appointment or special election to fill through April 2015. If he is not one of the top two vote getters, he will simply remain in his current trustee position through April 2015.

School Board — two seats, held by board members Marie Greco and James Phillips. Board member serve three-year terms and earn $1,200 annually.

Incumbents Marie Greco and James Phillips have filed their noncandidacy. Jennifer Dragseth has filed a declaration of candidacy.

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