Written by MARK JAEGER
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 17:41
Town ballot will also feature challenge for treasurer, constable posts
There will be some new names on the April ballots in the village and town of Saukville, although whether they get elected will be determined by voters.
In the village, a four-way race has taken shape for three expiring Village Board positions.
Incumbent trustees Mike Krocka, Dave Maglio and Joe Caban are all seeking re-election. Also vying for a board seat is newcomer Rhonda Kamenick.
Kamenick works in the finance department at Aurora Hospital in Grafton. The mother of two children, she is active with the Saukville Elementary Parent Association, serving as co-chair of the fall festival.
Kamenick has been a resident of the village for seven years, and said she was drawn to running by the need to attract people to the community.
“Saukville is a picturesque place to raise a family and live, but we also need businesses not only to frequent ourselves, but to draw people to this area,” she said in announcing her candidacy.
Kamenick said she decided to run for office after the Village Board set tight restrictions on development along the I-43 corridor that blocked plans for a Kwik Trip store.
“We want to be attractive to businesses, and all that they can bring to an area including jobs and tax revenue. Communities to the south have benefited greatly from developing the I-43 corridor, and we should be doing the same,” she said.
Barb Dickmann is unopposed in her bid for another term as village president. Dickmann has held the post since 2003.
On the town ballot, Barb Jobs is unopposed in her bid for another term as town chairman. Incumbent supervisors Kate Smallish and Curt Rutkowski are also unopposed.
The twist comes with a challenge by Darryl Habeck for both the treasurer and constable positions.
Habeck narrowly lost a bid for the treasurer position in the 2011 election.
Incumbent treasurer Gloria Arredondo is seeking another term. Incumbent Steve Golec is also seeking another term as constable.
The spring election will be April 2.