It’s official; there will be a primary election in at least one Dodge County community. That’s after three candidates filed for mayor in the city of Waupun. Incumbent Mayor Jodi Steger will see opposition from Todd Snow and Jay Graff in a February 21 primary. Aldermanic incumbents Steve Bastian and Nancy Vanderkin are running unopposed while District Two incumbent Dan Ganz failed to submit either his nomination papers or his non-candidacy papers by the deadline. As a result, the deadline for any candidate wishing to file in District Two – on the Dodge County side of the county line – is extended 72 hours to the close of business on Friday. Peter Kaczmarski is currently the only candidate who will definitely appear on the ballot in Waupun’s District Two.
The next mayor of Horicon will be named Craig. Craig Muenchow and Craig Reiger will face each other on the April ballot to see which one will succeed Jim Grigg, who is leaving municipal government to run for State Assembly. Incumbents Richard Marschke and Steve Neitzel are running unopposed, as is newcomer Matthew Wieneke who would replace District Three Alderman Ted Pyrek.
There are two contested races in Juneau where incumbent Mayor Ron Bosak is being challenged by Alderman and Finance Committee Chairman Robert Affeld, who is also running to retain his Second Ward seat. Juneau’s Ward Three Alderman Dan Schamberger is being challenged by Corey Ronge.
In Columbus, Steven Davidson is running for the seat being vacated by Tyler Walker while incumbent alderpersons in District’s Two and Three are running without opposition.
Barring a successful write-in campaign, Tom Kennedy will serve a third term as Beaver Dam’s mayor. All incumbents alderperson on the council in even numbered wards will also be returning and face no challengers.
Mayville and Fox Lake
The Mayville and Fox Lake city councils should stay the same after the April election as all incumbent mayors and alderpersons are running unopposed.