By Shereen Siewert
The Marathon County Board of Supervisors will have at least six new faces in 2020 when a new group of representatives is sworn into office.
That’s because six incumbents have opted not to seek another two-year term on the board, according to the final candidate worksheet from Marathon County Clerk Kim Trueblood.
Current members Katie Rosenberg, Loren White, John Durham, Maynard Tremelling, Bill Miller and Jim Schaefer will not seek another term.
Rosenberg is running for mayor of Wausau, challenging current Mayor Rob Mielke.
Several incumbents on the board have challengers to contend with. Dist. 2’s Romey Wagner is being challenged by Jenifer Bizzotto; David Nutting in Dist. 3 is challenged by William Harris; and Jeff Johnson in Dist. 6 is being challenged by Jack Hoogendyk, who lost the seat in 2018.
In Dist. 7, incumbent Mary Ann Crosby has a challenger in Becky Buch, while Jeff Zriny in Dist. 16 is being challenged by Bill Conway. Jim Bove in Dist. 29 is challenged by Chris Dickinson; Tim Buttke in Dist. 33 is challenged by Ron Covelli; and Jacob Langenhahn in Dist. 35 is facing off with William J. Litzer.
Three districts in which incumbents are stepping away from office have two-way contests.
In Dist. 1, Michelle Van Krey and Isaiah Hoogendyk will face off, while Michelle Schaefer and Bruce Lamont are vying for the Dist. 36 seat. In Dist. 38, James Sala and Jonathan Fisher are both on the ballot.
All other districts have a single candidate.
None of the races will require a primary. The spring election is set for April 7.
For a complete listing, see the worksheet below.County Board Candidates