Spring Election: Dodge County Board

(Juneau) There will be only one contested race on the 33-member Dodge County Board where there are also three seats without anyone appearing on the ballot. Evonne Boettge and Dale Macheel are vying for the District Four Beaver Dam-area seat being vacated by Ed Nelson who chose not to seek re-election. Jeff Duchac of the Town of Chester is not seeking re-election to his District 25, Waupun-area seat and there are not going to be candidates on the ballot. In the two other cases without anyone on the ballot both incumbents failed to submit the necessary re-election paperwork by Tuesday’s deadline AND they failed to submit paperwork declaring that they would not seek re-election. That means the deadline has been extended until close of business on Friday for anybody other than the incumbents to file paperwork. The two seats are District 15 which is currently held by Harold Johnson of Brownsville and District 26 which is currently held by Thomas Nickel of Waupun. Former supervisor Jeff Schmitt will return to the Town of Beaver Dam District Five seat he lost to Janice Bobholz in 2014; Bobholz is not running again. Supervisor Glenn Stousland of Beaver Dam is not seeking re-election to his District 31 seat and Beaver Dam Alderman Kevin Burnett is running unopposed. Also worth noting, Beaver Dam Mayor Becky Glewen is running unopposed for the District 33 county board seat she has held for two years. In the Mayville area, former supervisor Eugene Wurtz is the only candidate that will be on the ballot for the District 14 seat he lost in 2012. The incumbent, Jeremy Bartsch, filed Non-Candidacy.