Door County Board
Only three of the 21 seats on the Door County Board of Supervisors will be contested in the spring election. Two of the three are in districts where incumbents chose not to seek re-election. According to County Clerk Jill Lau, former supervisor David Englebert will join Union Town Supervisor Jon Bur on the ballot in district one which includes the town of Union & ward one in the Town of Brussels. Incumbent Cletus Fontaine filed a certificate of non-candidacy in December.
Three candidates will attempt to replace incumbent Mark Feuerstein in district four, Town of Gardner, ward one & Town of Nasewaupee, ward three. The list includes Doctor Paul Feit, Gardner Town Chairman Jon Koch, & former supervisor Leroy Liebe.
The other county board contested race is in district 16 which encompasses ward one in the Towns of Egg Harbor & Jacksonport. Incumbent Dale Wiegand will be challenged by Jacksonport Town Supervisor Randy Halstead. In district 19, Town of Baileys Harbor, ward two, Town of Liberty Grove, ward three, former supervisor Don Sitte was the only candidate to express interest in the seat currently held by Hugh Mulliken who decided not to run for another term.
It’s going to take a little longer for a slate of candidates to be determined for board of education seats in two of Door County’s five school districts. In two others, the numbers remain the same & in one, no one has filed nomination papers for a seat on the school board. In the Southern Door school district, prospective candidates have until 5PM on Friday afternoon to get their papers in to the district office. The filing deadline was extended because incumbent Deb Kluth failed to file a certificate of non-candidacy. Incumbent Terry McNulty announced his decision not to run by filing the proper paperwork. Getting their papers in before the deadline were incumbent Pamela Parks, along with Dean Gerend, Mike Toneys, Gerald Paul Frank & Heidi Gutschow. There are three seats on the Southern Door board of education up for election in April. A seventh candidate would trigger a primary election in February.
Frigid temperatures caused the closing of the district office at Sevastopol school Tuesday, providing for a one-day extension of the deadline for filing papers. So far, incumbents Jay Zahn & Jane Luebker are the only candidates seeking one of two seats on the school board.
On Washington Island, veteran board-member Robert Cornell announced his decision not to seek re-election. So far, no one has expressed interest in the island school board seat.
Three seats are open on the Sturgeon Bay board of education & three incumbents are running. They are John Hauser, Joel Kitchens & Tina Jennerjohn. And, at Gibraltar, incumbent Fred Anderson will be joined on the ballot by Wendy Minten. Board-member Sally Pfeiffer decided not to run for another term.