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Many incumbents run unopposed

Jan. 7, 2014

Incumbent town supervisors, school board members and village trustees in the Town of Lisbon and Village of Sussex appear likely to seek re-election without challenges in the 2014 municipal elections.

Individuals seeking municipal offices must have filed nominating petitions and other candidacy documents by the close of business on Tuesday, Jan. 7 in order to have their names placed on the Feb. 18 primary or April 1 general election ballots. Otherwise, those candidates would have to seek office as a write in candidates.

The deadline for filing the documents is after the publication deadline for the Wednesday, Jan. 8 addition of the Sussex Sun.

However, clerks in both municipalities said on Monday that the only candidates who had filed documents were incumbents seeking re-election.

Town Deputy Clerk Liz Krause said incumbents Steven Panten and Ryan Lippert were the only candidates who have filed the required documents.

Krause said Panten and Lippert were also the only individuals to obtain candidacy documents from the clerk's office. However, the candidacy papers can be obtained online from the state's Government Accountability Board.

Village Clerk Sue Freiheit said four individuals, including incumbent trustees Matt Cmeyla, Pat Tetzlaff and Bob Zarzynski, have obtained the candidacy documents from the clerk's office.

The fourth individual, Jeff Knollenberg who resides on Sunset Drive, told the Sussex Sun over the week that he has decided not to be a candidate for village trustee.

The three incumbent trustees have all filed the required documents, according to Freiheit.

Two incumbents on the Hamilton School Board are also thus far running unopposed, according to school district secretary Susan Moll. Village of Lannon representative James Long and representative at-large Michael Hyland have both filed candidacy documents, she said.

So far, it appears a primary election will not be necessary in either community.

Contested Races

According to Village of Lannon Clerk Brenda Klemmer, two of the three incumbents with seats up for election had turned in their paperwork as of Tuesday morning: Daryl Fiene and Ron Dutcher. Ronald Nellis took out paperwork but had not yet turned it in, she said.

Klemmer added that two other residents had filed: Robb Moore and Wayne Rummel.

In the Village of Butler, incumbents Jeanne Briggs, Dave Hesselgrave and Susan Hesselgrave have all filed paperwork. Challengers include Patricia Piarks and Michael Thew Sr.

Staff writers Steve Garrison and Amy Nixon contributed to this story.

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Weekend Happenings

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Spring Seedling Sale & Greenhouse Open House: 10 a.m. May 23, NuGenesis Farm, N68 W33208 County Road K, Oconomowoc. A variety of organic veggie and herb seedlings to plant in your home or community garden this spring will be for sale. All plant sale profits will benefit the Giving Garden initiative.

Memorial Honor Celebration: 8 a.m. May 23, Wisconsin Harley-Davidson, 1280 Blue Ribbon Drive, Oconomowoc. Daylong event begins with reveille and breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by color guard and the national anthem. The event also includes military and veterans organizations, interactive displays and vehicles, food and beverages and entertainment. Evening showing of “Honor Flight: One Last Mission.” on a big, outdoor screen.

"Small Space Container Gardens" Seminar: 11 a.m. May 23, Ebert’s Greenhouse Village, W1795 Fox Road, Ixonia. Free educational seminar by gardening expert Melinda Myers. Melinda, who will also be available to answer gardening questions. Enter to win a $500 Ebert’s shopping spree with Melinda.

Tyke Hike: 10 a.m. May 23, Lapham Peak State Park, W329 N846, Delafield. Children and their families will hike with a guide and a representative of the Delafield Library will share books, songs and a craft to enhance the experience. Meet at the Lapham Peak Tower. State park sticker is required.

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