11 incumbents already file nomination papers
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
At least one of the 21 Oneida County supervisors whose current two-year terms all expire next April will face a challenge running for re-election, based on nomination papers already filed with the county clerk’s office.
Supervisor Bill Freudenberg, whose District 4 seat includes Wards 7, 11 and 13 in Rhinelander, has filed nomination papers prior to the Jan. 2 deadline, as has a challenger, Steven Schreier.
Of the other 20 supervisor seats, 10 of the incumbents had filed nomination papers to run for re-election with no challengers as of Thursday morning. They include: Sonny Paszak, District 1; Tom Kelly, District 2; Greg Pence, District 6; Bob Mott, District 7; Jim Winkler, District 10; Dave Hintz, District 13; Scott Holewinski, District 14; Billy Fried, District 17; Alan Van Raalte, District 20; and Ted Cushing, District 21.
Incumbents who have declared their candidacies for another term but had yet to file nomination papers as of Thursday morning included: Jack Sorensen, District 9; Robb Jensen, District 11; Bob Metropulos, District 15; and Michael Timmons, District 16.
The four incumbents who had yet to declare their candidacies or file a declaration of non-candidacy as of Thursday morning included: Alex Young, District 3; Carol Pederson, District 5; Mitch Ives, District 12, Lance Krolczyk, District 18; and Lisa Zunker, District 19.
Incumbents not running for re-election have until Friday to file a declaration of non-candidacy, or else the deadline to file nomination papers for others to run in those seats would be extended until Jan. 5.
County clerk Tracy Hartman said a minimum of 20 valid signatures from eligible voters in each supervisory district is required on a candidate’s nomination papers to be placed on the ballot to run for the Oneida County Board.