Psssst . . . County Board (non?) Elections Coming Up!

Posted December 20th, 2013 @ 7:29 AM by

Filing deadline for candidates is January 7th, question is, does anyone in Madison even know? Or care? Only 7 races in of 37 districts. Lack of candidates in Madison districts sticks out to me, there are candidates in the outlying areas. Lack of talk of this election coming up seems really eerie to me.  Candidates? Anyone want to challenge incumbents? All is well? Nothing to see here? All is good? Maybe?  The county board seems more progressive than the city council, so maybe everyone is happy. I tend to think that the county board gets very little to no media coverage – therefore no one knows what is going on or why they would want to run.  I guess we’ll be spending $80 – 120 million dollars on a new jail despite our racial disparities record or that we just built a new jail 20 years ago.  Head in the sand human services to continue with lip service to fighting poverty and homelessness.  Just jail ‘em!  (Elected official complaints about that statement can be made in person at the winter warming center for persons experiencing homelessness, weekdays and Saturday 7 – 9 am and on Sunday morning 7am – 1pm.  Or winter evenings when it is above 20 degrees at the emergency shelter for persons experiencing homelessness who have used up their 60 days in shelter.)

27 unchallenged incumbents out of 37, 3 or 4 walk ons (people walking into office without ever having a contested election), 6 or 7 races, 2 primaries, 3 incumbents retiring, 2 incumbents have yet to indicate if they are running.

Here’s the list of candidates so far.

County Board – Dist. 1
Mary M. Kolar (I) – all paperwork in
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 2
Heidi M. Wegleitner (I) – needs statement of economic interests and nominations papers
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 3
Nick Zweifel (I) – all paperwork is in
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 4
Kyle Richmond (I) – needs statement of economic interests and nominations papers
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 5
Leland Pan (I) – all paperwork in
Chris Hoffman – all paperwork in
A Race! The only one in Madison. Campus district.

County Board – Dist. 6
John Hendrick (I) – needs statement of economic interests
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 7
Matt Veldran (I) – needs statement of economic interests and nominations papers
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 8
Carousel Andrea Bayrd (I)- needs statement of economic interests and nominations papers
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 9
Dianne Hesselbein (I) [Non-candidacy filed 12/4/13]
Paul Nelson – needs statement of economic interest
Walk on? No challenger

County Board – Dist. 10
Jeremy Levin (I) – all paperwork in
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 11
Al Matano (I) – needs statement of economic interest
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 12
Paul Rusk (I) – needs nomination papers
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 13
Chuck Erickson (I) – needs statement of economic interest
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 14
George Gillis – needs statement of economic interest
Walk on, no challenger, was appointed to this position in November when Melanie Hampton stepped down – yeah, did you even notice that happened?

County Board – Dist. 15
Ronn Ferrell (I) – all paperwork in
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 16
Dave de Felice (I) – needs campaign registration statement, statement of economic interest and nomination papers
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 17
Jeff Pertl (I) – all paperwork in
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 18
Melissa Agard Sargent (I) [Non-candidacy filed 11/20/13]
County Board – Dist. 18 Michele Ritt – needs declaration of candidacy, statement of economic interests and nomination papers
Walk on? N challenger

County Board – Dist. 19
Bill Clausius (I) – needs nomination papers
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 20
Dennis J. O’Loughlin (I) – needs nomination papers
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 21
David Wiganowsky (I) – needs nomination papers
Andrew Schauer – all paperwork in
What? A race!

County Board – Dist. 22
Maureen McCarville (I) – all paperwork in
Terri Kelso – needs nomination papers
Dustin A. Wichmann – needs statement of economic interests and nomination papers
A race! And a primary!

County Board – Dist. 23
Shelia Stubbs (I) – needs nomination papers
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 24
Robin R. Schmidt (I) – needs campaign registration statement
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 25
Tim Kiefer (I) – needs statement of economic interests
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 26
Sharon Corrigan (I)- needs statement of economic interests and nomination papers
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 27
Dorothy Krause (I) – needs nomination papers
Patrick Stern – needs campaign registration statement and nomination papers
A race in Fitchburg!

County Board – Dist. 28
Kurt Schlicht (I) [Non-candidacy filed 12/6/13]
Todd Osborne – needs statement of economic interests and nomination papers
Bob Green – needs campaign registration statement, statement of economic interests and nomination papers
Abigail Wuest – needs statement of economic interests and nomination papers
A primary in Cross Plains!

County Board – Dist. 29
Dave J. Ripp (I) – needs statement of economic interests and nomination papers
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 30
Patrick Downing (I) – needs statement of economic interests and nomination papers
Jerry O’Brien – needs campaign registration statement, statement of economic interests and nomination papers
A race Blanchardville/Bellville!

County Board – Dist. 31
Jerry Bollig (I) – needs nomination papers
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 32
Erika Hotchkiss (I) – no paperwork in
Pat McPartland – needs statement of economic interests and nomination papers
A race in Verona if the incumbent is running

County Board – Dist. 33
Jenni Dye (I) – - needs statement of economic interests
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 34
Patrick Miles (I) – all paperwork in
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 35
Carl T. Chenoweth (I) – needs statement of economic interests and nomination papers
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 36
Cynda K. Solberg (I) – all paperwork in
No challenger

County Board – Dist. 37 Bob Salov (I) – no paperwork in
No challenger

Check here for regular and timely updates.


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