Damakant Jayshi

Races in villages and towns surrounding Wausau for the spring election are set, with candidates declaring their intent to run in the Village of Weston, Village of Rothschild and the Town of Rib Mountain.

Schofield does not have seats that expire this year said Lisa Quinn, Schofield’s clerk and treasurer. The next council election is in 2023 and the next mayoral election there is in April 2025.

In Weston, Board Trustees Yee Leng Xiong and Loren White each filed a notice of non-candidacy, said Sarah Chibeya, deputy clerk. Xiong is also a Marathon County supervisor representing Dist. 19. Four candidates, including an incumbent, have filed their declaration of candidacy for the three seats on the 7-member Board of Trustees.

Village of Weston candidates:

  • Steven Cronin
  • Jasper Hartinger
  • Stephen Meinel (incumbent)
  • Jamie Weiland

Similarly, four candidates are on the ballot for the three Board of Trustee seats for the Village of Rothschild, said Clerk Elizabeth Felkner.

Village of Rothschild candidates:

  • Bill Schremp ((incumbent)
  • Katy Hale (new candidate)
  • Paul Kennedy (incumbent)
  • Deb Ehster (incumbent) 

As for Rib Mountain, two candidates are likely to be elected unopposed for the two seats on the Board of Supervisors. According to Clerk Lynnae Kolden, incumbent Dan Fiorenza is not seeking reelection. 

Town of Rib Mountain candidates                

  • Gerard Klein (incumbent)
  • Cory Sillars

Nineteen of 38 seats on the Marathon County Board of Supervisors and six of the 11 seats on the Wausau City Council will be contested. This year the number of the contested seats for the county has increased, said County Clerk Kim Trueblood. No primaries will be required for any of the county supervisors. However, primaries will be held, on Feb. 15, for two Wausau City Council districts – 1 and 4.

Another race likely to be of nterest locally is for Marathon County Sheriff. The election for county sheriff will be held on Nov. 8, when the midterms will be held nationwide. So far, Chief Deputy Chad Billeb has declared his intention to run for the office. Sheriff Scott Parks is retiring.

Trueblood said the filing period for the sheriff’s election starts on Apr. 15 and ends on June 1. If there is a primary needed, that will happen in August.