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Candidates file for open seats in town

Filing deadline extend to this week for Fischer board seat

Jan. 8, 2013

Town of Lisbon - Town officials have extended until Friday, Jan. 11 the deadline for individuals filing candidacy petitions who are seeking election to the town supervisor seat that was vacated last year by the resignation of Supervisor Dan Fischer.

The deadline for filing the petitions was extended because the Town Board did not establish the date of the special election until Dec. 10. State law designates the number of days municipal candidates are granted to circulate petitions for candidacy.

The special election will be held in conjunction with the April 2 municipal general election and the Feb. 5 primary election if more than two candidates seek election.

So far, no one hassubmitted candidacy petitions for the open seat although there are two candidates who are seeking Supervisor Dan Heier's seat on the Town Board. Heier has announced he is not seeking re-election.

Former Town Supervisor Wendry Landry, of 25172 Norwauk Road, who was also one of the leaders of the unsuccessful effort to have the town incorporated into a village, has filed candidacy petitions for Heier's seat on the Town Board.

She is likely to be opposed by Hannah Heinritz of N95 W22107 County Line Road, who was instrumental in persuading the Plan Commission to revise some of its standards for raising livestock and chickens on nonagricultural lands.

Heinritz or Landry could choose to circulate new candidacy positions to fill Fischer's seat on the board rather than Heier's, according to town election officials,

However, there are two other well-known town politicians, according to election officials, who are reportedly interested in seeking the Fischer vacancy.

Retired Town Treasurer Rebecca Plotecher and Plan Commission member Steve Panten are also circulating candidacy petitions that must be filed at Town Hall by the end of the week.

Two incumbents, Town Chairman Matt Gehrke of W277 N8664 Tamarack Road and Supervisor Joe Osterman of N51 W24181 Lisbon Road, are seeking re-election, so far, without opposition.

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Rotary Pancake Day: 7:30 a.m. Feb. 28, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. Fundraiser for the Waukesha Rotary Club is 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Expo Center Arena. Advance tickets at Waukesha State Bank, downtown location., $5-$7. $5 advance, $7 at the door; free for children 5 and younger. www.waukesharotary.org.

Ninth Annual Oconomowoc Rotary Wine & Brew Fest: 5 p.m. Feb. 28, Olympia Resort, 1350 Royale Mile Rd, Oconomowoc. Wine, food and beer. Features foods from the best of our local restaurants. Purchase tickets at $50 from an O-Town Rotarian, through Facebook, or in person at most area First Bank Financial Centre locations, Books & Company & Lorleberg True Value Hardware. See more at www.oconomowocrotary.org. $50.

Chili Tasting: 11 a.m. Feb. 28, The Garden Mart, W297 S9115 Highway 83, Mukwonago. Chili tasting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local vendors will be selling unique merchandise. Judging is open to the public and all proceeds from voting will be donated to the Mukwonago Food Pantry. Event is free. Call (262) 363-5252 for information.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash Literacy Event: 10 a.m. Feb. 28, Hartland North Elementary, 232 Church Street, Hartland. Families with children in 4-year old kindergarten through second grade are invited to a special event. The Cat in the Hat and the Lorax will celebrate with a big birthday cake for all of our guests along with lots of literacy activities based around Dr. Seuss books.

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