Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 19:12
Newcomers ensured of seats on council, challengers register to run for board seats
There will be changes on the Port Washington Common Council and potentially on the Port Town Board this spring, but the makeup of the Port Washington-Saukville School Board will remain the same after the April election.
Those conclusions became apparent following last week’s deadline for candidates to file for municipal offices.
In the Town of Port, there will be a race for town supervisor. Incumbents Jim Rychtik and Mike Didier are being challenged by Plan Commission member John Fieber and former commission member Terry Anewenter.
Town Chairman Jim Melichar, Clerk Jennifer Schlenvogt and Treasurer Mary Sampont are unopposed in their bids for another term during the spring election.
Two seats on the Port Washington Common Council will be filled by new faces this spring.
Harbor Commission member Bill Driscoll was the lone person filing to fill the District 3 seat being vacated by Ald. Jim Vollmar.
However, no one filed nomination papers for the 5th District seat being vacated by Ald. Joe Dean.
“We’ll see if anyone comes forward and starts a write-in campaign,” City Administrator Mark Grams said.
Incumbent aldermen Mike Ehrlich and Dan Becker, who represent the city’s 1st and 7th districts, respectively, will be unopposed on the ballot.
City and town officials are elected to two-year terms.
There won’t be any changes on the School Board, where only the incumbents filed for election.
These board members are Jim Eden, who represents those portions of the towns of Grafton and Saukville in the school district, and Kelly O’Connell-Perket and Jim Olson, who represent the City of Port Washington,.
The spring election will be held Tuesday, April 2.