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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Friday, August 3, 2018 2:26 AM
Former state Rep. Kelda Roys, one of the Democratic candidates for governor, is stressing a strong advocacy on behalf of women in her campaign, and she says she is also relentlessly focused on building a Wisconsin where everyone has the chance to succeed. (subscriber access)
  • Voters in Wisconsin will be heading to the polls to cast votes in the spring election on April 7, so now is the time for all eligible voters to familiarize themselves with the candidates on the ballot. Voters in Vilas, Oneida, and Lincoln counties can find a personalized Voters’ Guide at www.vote411.org on or around March 16. 
  • Two non-binding referenda will be on the April 7 ballot in the city of Eagle River and the towns of Arbor Vitae, Boulder Junction, Lac du Flambeau, Manitowish Waters, Phelps, Plum Lake, Presque Isle, and Winchester in Vilas County, and in the city of Rhinelander and the towns of Pine Lake, Crescent, Pelican, Woodruff, Hazelhurst, Lake Tomahawk and Newbold in Oneida County.
  • The Mercer Public Library and Iron County Citizens’ Forum (ICCF) will sponsor a meet-and-greet for candidates running for Mercer School Board and Mercer Town Board at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16 in the Mercer Community Center.
  • Felzkowski announces run for state senate
    State representative Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) announced Monday she is running for the Wisconsin 12th senate district seat formerly held by Tom Tiffany, who is running for the seat in the 7th congressional district vacated by Sean Duffy last fall. (subscriber access)
  • The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods is sponsoring a Rhinelander City Council Candidates Forum to be held on Monday, March 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rhinelander District Library, in the downstairs meeting room. This forum, which is open to the public, will include only the candidates in the three competitive city council races covering District 3, 5 and 7. 
  • The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods is sponsoring a Candidate Forum for the District 11 Oneida County Supervisors to be held on Wednesday, March 18 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Crescent Town Hall, 3231 Golf Course Rd. This forum, which is open to the public, will include only the candidates in the District 11 race.
  • The Lakeland Union High School Board of Education discussed Monday, Feb. 24 how to move forward after a $3.45 million recurring operational referendum authorized by the board failed Feb. 18 with 3,073 no votes and 2,402 yes votes.

    Over the course of the discussion, the board talked about some of the reasons they believed the referendum failed, and what steps to take next, including the possibility of reactivating its ad hoc referendum committee. (subscriber access)
  • Tiffany, Zunker sweep to primary victories in congressional race
    Republican Tom Tiffany and Democrat Tricia Zunker rolled to robust wins over their primary challengers Tuesday, and will now go head-to-head in May for the seventh congressional district seat vacated by former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy. (subscriber access)
  • Following several months of committee meetings, school board meetings and then six public information meetings over the course of the past two weeks, a referendum authorized by the Lakeland Union High School Board of Education failed Tuesday. (subscriber access)
  • Six candidates vie for two seats on the LUHS school board
    There are five at large seats on the nine member Lakeland Union High School district’s Board of Education. 

    Two are up for election this year and will require a primary on Tuesday, Feb. 18. (subscriber access)
  • Group backed by Bloomberg, Bezos spend heavily for Church
    A political action committee, or super PAC, funded by Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz, and Michael Bloomberg, among others, is spending more than a half-million dollars to promote the election efforts of Jason Church in the seventh congressional district Republican primary, a Lakeland Times investigation shows. (subscriber access)
  • Jason Church says his campaign is about service to his country
    One of Jason Church’s campaign slogans in his race to replace Sean Duffy in the seventh congressional district is “Serve. Fight. Do what’s right.”

    Church is no stranger to either service or fighting. He is running for the Republican nomination, he says, because he wants to continue the service he gave to his country in the military, where he served as an Army captain and where in 2012 he lost both of his legs below the knee in an explosion while deployed in Afghanistan. (subscriber access)
  • Tom Tiffany stresses his conservative credentials, roots in the North
    Tom Tiffany, the Northwoods state senator running for the Republican nomination to replace Sean Duffy in the seventh congressional district, has a pretty straightforward message for voters: He is a proven conservative with deep roots in the district, and he will help President Trump take on Washington bureaucrats, just as he has fought for reform in the state Legislature. (subscriber access)
  • Lawrence Dale says 7th district race a referendum on GOP policies
    An independent businessman and Democratic candidate for the seventh congressional district, Lawrence Dale ended up in the Northwoods about a quarter-century ago just like many others who find their way here — he came for a visit and never left. (subscriber access)
  • Zunker: An advocate and activist from an early age
    From the age of 12, at least, Tricia Zunker has been an advocate and an activist, joining picket lines as a child, later overcoming underdog odds to win a seat as an associate justice on the Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court and also winning election to the Wausau school board and becoming the board’s president.

    Now she is stepping up again as she pursues the Democratic nomination for the seventh congressional district, a seat vacated when former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy resigned. (subscriber access)
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