There will be contested races in April for some, though not all, of the open seats on Door County’s five school boards. For instance, six people will on the ballot for positions on the Southern Door Board of Education. On the other hand, three seats are up for grabs on the Washington Island School Board, but only two people have filed nomination papers.
While a half a dozen people have expressed interest in becoming a member of the Southern Door Board of Education, there will be no need for a primary election because three seats are open. The list of candidates are Cory Vandertie, Greg Kolpien, Jamie Schmiling, Kim Nowikowski, Kim Starr, and, Kim Welch. The top two vote-getters will serve three year terms, the next highest one year.
At Sturgeon Bay, four seats are open and there will be four people on the ballot. Incumbents Chad Hougaard and Jake Scholz will be joined by Beth Chisholm and Scott Alger. Pam Seiler and Roger Wood decided not to seek re-election.
At Sevastopol, incumbent Dick Weidman, Cynthia Zellner-Ehlers and David Kacmarynski will vie for two seats on the school board. Mark Harrell decided not to run again.
At Gibraltar, board-member Suzanne Brennan chose not to seek another term. Two seats are available and the slate of candidates includes incumbent Mike Peot, Britt Maltby and Stephan Seyfer.
Three seats are open on the Washington Island Board of Education, but only Kirsten Purinton and Sara Duggen-Goldstein have filed nomination papers. School Board President Amy Jorgenson announced last year that she was not seeking another term on the board.