Candidates seeking to run in local spring elections can now begin circulating nomination papers. All candidates planning to run for office must return their completed nomination papers to local officials no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 7.
Any incumbents who are planning not to seek re-election must file a declaration of non-candidacy by 5 p.m. Dec. 27.
If a primary election is required for any seat it will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18.
The following counties, towns, school boards and judgeships listed in this story are for races that have published legal notices in this newspaper for this spring’s elections.
• The seat for Branch 1 judge in Oneida County, which is for a six-year term and is currently held by Patrick O’Melia, will be on the spring ballot.
• All 21 seats on the Vilas County Board of Supervisors are up for election this spring. The same goes for all 21 seats on the Oneida County board.
The incumbents on the Vilas County Board and the districts they represent are: District 1 - Ralph Sitzberger; District 2 - Charles Hayes; District 3 - Charles Rayala Jr.; District 4 - Dennis Nielsen; District 5 - Emil Bakka; District 6 - Erv Teichmiller; District 7 - Ron De Bruyne; District 8 - Chris Mayer; District 9 - Mary Kim Black; District 10 - Al Bauman; District 11 - Mark Rogacki; District 12 - Carolyn Ritter; District 13 - Stephen Favorite; District 14 - Maynard Bedish; District 15 - Sig Hjemvick; District 16 - Lorin Johnson; District 17 - James Behling; District 18 - Leon Kukanich; District 19 - Linda Thorpe; District 20 - Edward Bluthardt Jr.; and Dist. 21 - Kathleen Rushlow.
The incumbents on the Oneida County Board and the districts they represent are: District 1 - Sonny Paszak; District 2 - Greg Berard; District 3 - Romelle Vandervest; District 4 - Jerry Shidell; District 5 - Carol Pederson; District 6 - Jim Intrepidi; District 7 - Bob Mott; District 8 - Greg Oettinger; District 9 - Jack Sorenson; District 10 - Tom Rudolph; District 11 - Bob Martini; District 12 - Denny Thompson; District 13 - David Hintz; District 14 - Scott Holewinski; District 15 - Bob Metropolus; District 16 - Mike Timmons; District 17 - William Fried; District 18 - Candy Sorenson; District 19 - Jack Martinson; District 20 -Gary L. Baier; and District 21 - Ted Cushing.
Area school boards
The following incumbents serving on area school board and their seats that are up for election are:
• Lakeland Union High School District – Shari Anderson - seat for the Minocqua, Hazelhurst and Lake Tomahawk area; Joe Fahrenbach and Shari Nimsgern for two at-large seats. All three seats are for three-year terms.
• Minocqua, Hazelhurst and Lake Tomahawk School District – two seats for incumbents Kent Petersen and Mary Whitman, also for three-year terms.
• Lac du Flambeau Public School District – seats with three-year terms held by Michael Zimmerman and Carl Edwards.
• Northland Pines – two seats for three years. The seat representing the city of Eagle River and the town of Cloverland, Lincoln and Washington is currently held by Mark Vander Bloomen. The seat representing the town of Conover is held by Mike Jovanovic.
• Three Lakes – three, two-year terms for Randy Ingram, Mike Kwaterski and Tom Rulseh.
• Phelps – two-year terms for the seats held by Randy Samuelson, Sherry Bierman, John Huza and Mark Grmick.
• Minocqua – seats for two-year terms held by Bryan Jennings and Billy Fried.
• Woodruff – two-year seats held by Judith Allen and Charles William Rudolph.
• St. Germain – two, two-year term seats currently held by Marvin Anderson and William Bates.
• Three Lakes – two, two-year seats held by Steve Garbowicz and Ed Starke.
• Lincoln – two, two-year seats held by Leon Kukanich and Bruce Richter.
• Phelps – two, two-year seats held by Dorothy Kimmerling and Lorin Johnson.
Joe VanDeLaarschot may be reached at email@example.com.