(Juneau) Based on the number of papers circulating, there could be over a dozen contested races on the Dodge County Board this spring. There are currently 47 people circulating paperwork to run for the 33-member board. Because of redistricting, there are a couple races where two incumbents may be squaring off against each other.
Current District Three Supervisor Mary Bobholz of rural Beaver Dam is now in District Two alongside County Board Chairman Russ Kottke of Trenton, and both have filed declaration of candidacy.
District 12 incumbent Richard Fink of Mayville has filed nomination papers in District 15, where Timothy Kemmel of Brownsville is the incumbent but has yet to formally file.
District Six incumbent Joseph Marsik of Elba was moved into District 20 with redistricting but opted to file non-candidacy. If District 20 incumbent Jeff Berres of the Town of Shields decides to circulate papers he could be facing Steve Kauffeld of Shields, who has all of his paperwork turned in.
In the Waupun area, District 27 Supervisor Kira Sheahan-Malloy has filed declaration of candidacy in District 25, where incumbent Travis Schultz is seated but has yet to file paperwork one way or the other.
There are no candidates known to be circulating papers in District 27.
Declaration of candidacy papers filed indicate that there could be contested races in District Six between incumbent Donald Hilgendorf of Horicon and Jeff Breselow of Mayville.
In District Nine, incumbent Andrew Johnson of Horicon could see a challenge from Ross Purdy of Iron Ridge.
The Mayville-area District 12 seat could see competition between Jody Steger and Jim Kyler.
In District 18, incumbent Jeff Caine of Clyman could see a challenger in Ajay Schnitzler of Reeseville.
In the Beaver Dam area, Kristin Bartz is seeking the District 30 seat held by incumbent Haley Kenevan while District 31 incumbent Kevin Burnett is facing a challenge from Daniel Leuthje.
In the Town of Fox Lake, District One incumbent Ed Benter has filed his nomination papers and John Small is collecting signatures.
In District Eight, a race could pan out between incumbent Richard Greshay and Bryce Remy of Horicon.
In the Watertown area District 19, incumbent Allen Behl has yet to file paperwork, but two others have: Paul Conway and Anthony Mau.
In the Juneau-area District 24, incumbent Dennis Schmidt has all of his paperwork on file while Jeremy Johnson is collecting signatures.
There are no candidates known to be circulating papers in District Four, as incumbent Dale Macheel of Westford is running unopposed in the newly redrawn District Three.
Candidates in all state and local spring races have until 5pm Tuesday, January 4 to submit their nomination papers.