Oneida County Board to have five contested races this spring
Both female incumbents not seeking re-election
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
Five of the 21 seats on the Oneida County Board will have contested races this spring when both female supervisors won’t be seeking re-election to new two-year terms.
District 5 supervisor Carol Pederson, who represents Wards 9, 12 and 14 in Rhinelander and Ward 2 in Pelican, and District 19 supervisor Lisa Zunker, who represents Wards 5 and 6 in Minocqua and Ward 1 in Lynne, have both filed declarations of non-candidacy with the county clerk’s office.
As of Tuesday’s filing deadline, Gerald Anderson and Russ Fisher filed nomination papers to run in District 5 with Jeffrey Vollmer and Robert Almekinder filing to run in District 19.
At least three of the supervisors whose current two-year terms expire next April will face a challenge running for re-election, based on nomination papers filed with the county clerk’s office.
Supervisor Bill Freudenberg, whose District 4 seat includes Wards 7, 11 and 13 in Rhinelander, filed nomination papers, as had a challenger, Steven Schreier. In District 3, Alex Young, who represents Wards 5 and 10 in Rhinelander, is being challenged by William Liebert. In District 7, Bob Mott, who represents Enterprise, Schoepke, Monico, Piehl and Ward 2 in Three Lakes and Stella, faces a challenge from Dennis Schoeneck.
The other 16 incumbents filed nomination papers to run for re-election with no challengers filing to get on the ballot. Those facing no opposition include: Sonny Paszak, District 1; Tom Kelly, District 2; Greg Pence, District 6; Greg Oettinger, District 8; Jack Sorensen, District 9; Jim Winkler, District 10; Robb Jensen, District 11; Mitch Ives, District 12; Dave Hintz, District 13; Scott Holewinski, District 14; Bob Metropulos, District 15; Michael Timmons, District 16; Billy Fried, District 17; Lance Krolczyk, District 18; Alan Van Raalte, District 20; and Ted Cushing, District 21.
With two or fewer candidates filing nomination papers in each supervisory district, there will be no primaries Feb. 20 for the Oneida County Board. The spring general election is set for April 3.