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Openings abound in spring elections

Nov. 26, 2013

Throughout the various local governments and school districts in the North Shore, 40 seats are up for grabs in the coming spring election. Also on the April 1 ballot in Shorewood and Whitefish Bay will be advisory referendums on the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 "Citizens United" ruling.

Under state election rules, potential candidates may begin circulating nomination papers and gathering signatures on Dec. 1. The required number of signatures varies based on the size of the municipality. All forms are available at local government and school district offices or online at the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board website: gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/candidates/local/non-partisan.

Candidates must submit their registration statement, declaration of candidacy, and nomination papers with signatures by 5 pm. Jan. 7 at their village hall, city hall, or school district main office.

Below are the seats up for election:

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.

Village Hall is located at 9075 N. Regent Road.

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.

Village Hall is located at 4800 W. Green Brook Drive.

School Board — two seats, held by President Gary Williams and board member Dennis Griffin. Both have announced their candidacy at recent board meetings.

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

District offices are located in the Administrative Services Center, 8200 N. 60th St.

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.

Village Hall is located at 7200 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Glendale

Common Council — three seats, held by Second District Alderman Daniel Sweeney, Fourth District Alderman Richard Wiese, and Sixth District Alderwoman JoAnn Shaw.

Aldermen serve two-year terms and are paid $2,700 per year.

City Hall is located at 5900 N. Milwaukee River Parkway.

Mequon

Common Council — three seats, held by Second District Alderman and Council President Ken Zganjar, Third District Alderman Dale Mayr, and Fifth District Alderman Mark Seider.

Aldermen serve three-year terms and earn $4,800 annually.

City Hall is located at 11333 N. Cedarburg Road.

Mequon-Thiensville

School Board — two seats, held by President Suzette Urbashich and member James Liska.

Board members serve three-year terms and are unpaid.

District offices are located at 5000 W. Mequon Road.

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.

District offices are located at Stormonth Elementary, 7300 N. Lombardy Road.

Glendale-River Hills School Board — one seat, held by board member Bryan Kennedy.

Board members serve three-year terms and are paid $540 annually.

District offices are located at Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road.

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.

District offices are located at Maple Dale School, 8337 N. Port Washington Road.

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.

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.

Village Hall is located at 7650 N. Pheasant Lane.

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.

Village Hall is located at 3930 N. Murray Ave.

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.

District offices are located at Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

Thiensville

Village Board — two seats, held by trustees Ronald Heinritz and Rob Holyoke.

Board members serve three-year terms and earn $1,800 annually.

Village Hall is located at 250 Elm St.

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.

Village Hall is located at 5300 N. Marlborough Drive.

School Board — two seats, held by board members Marie Greco and James Phillips.

Board member serve three-year terms and earn $1,250 annually.

District office are located at Whitefish Bay High School, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave.

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