Northwoods Races Taking Shape For Primary, General Election

Jan 8, 2020

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Two long-time Rhinelander incumbents are not running again for seats on the common council as the deadline has passed for candidates to file papers to serve in government offices.

Alderpersons George Kirby and Dawn Rog did not file to run again. Because neither candidate filed needed papers, City Clerk Val Foley says other candidates in those districts have until 5:00 p.m. Friday to get papers returned to city hall.

One candidate in District 1, Thomas Barnett, and three candidates in District 5 returned papers, including Gerald Anderson, Jason Dailey and Will Losch.  Incumbent Steve Sauer is not running in District 7 and Eileen Daniel and Bill Freudenberg have filed. Lee Emmer will be opposed by Carrie Mikalauski in District 5.

For the Oneida County Board, Minocqua supervisor Lance Krolczyk did not file. Incumbent Jack Sorenson is opposed by Rhody Jacusz. District 15 supervisor Bob Metropulous moved into District 10, a seat held by Jim Winkler, so a race is there. Stephanie Sowatzka has filed for District 15. In District 11, Robb Jensen is opposed by Robert Thome, Jr.

In Vilas county, Dist. 3, Charles Rayala, Jr. didn't file for the seat, but Michael Biszak did file. District 6 is open as incumbent Erv Teichmiller did not seek reelection. Incumbent Kim Simac filed no paperwork, so the deadline on that seat was extended 72 hours.

In Forest County, there's four openings, where no candidate filed on time. One district is extended 72 hours.

In Lincoln county, Frank Saal didn't run again. One race finds Norbert Ashbeck opposed by Landis Holdorf.

In Antigo, incumbent city alderperson Rick LeBrun is not running again.

In Crandon, all candidates who filed are unopposed.

In Minocqua, both incumbents – Billy Fried  and Bill Stengl are both running along with Brian Fricke.

In Three Lakes, two people running for two town Board positions are Ed Starke and Brian Slizewski.