Many unopposed in Marinette elections

By NIKKI YOUNK

Staff Writer

MARINETTE, Wis. – Voters in northern Marinette County will head to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots in various county, municipality, and school elections.

Locally, the only contested race involves the Niagara School Board. Incumbents Tracy Coppens and Donald Schroeder will face a challenge from Susan Moll for two open seats on the board. Each term is three years.

There are also referendums to decide in the town of Niagara and the town of Dunbar.

Each town is asking voters if they want the position of town treasurer (in Niagara) or town clerk/treasurer (in Dunbar) to be appointed by the town board. The positions are currently elected, not appointed.

Unopposed elections will be held for the Marinette County Circuit Court Judge, each of the 30 members on the Marinette County Board of Supervisors, the Niagara City Council, the Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School Board, and the Goodman-Armstrong Creek School Board.

Incumbent Judge David G. Miron was the only candidate to file for the position of Marinette County Circuit Court Judge. The term lasts six years.

Local incumbent county board supervisors Gilbert Engel, who represents the city of Niagara-wards one and two; Al Sauld, who represents the city of Niagara-ward three, the town of Niagara, and the town of Pembine-ward two; Russ Bousley, who represents the town of Dunbar-wards one and two and the town of Athelstane-ward two; Clancy Whiting, who represents the town of Pembine-ward one and the town of Beecher; Michael Cassidy, who represents the town of Goodman, the town of Silver Cliff, and the town of Athelstane-ward one; and Ken Mattison, who represents the town of Amberg and the town of Wausaukee-ward one, are each unopposed for another two-year term on the board.

In the city of Niagara, incumbents Larry Kuchinski, Donald Shampo, and Gerald Kallenbach are running for three open seats on the city council. Each term is two years.

In the Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School area, incumbents Tammy Decker and Brian Parr are running for two open seats on the school board. Each term is three years.

In the Goodman-Armstrong Creek School area, incumbents Laura Klescewski and David Ziolkowski are running for two open seats on the school board. Each term is three years.

Nikki Younk’s e-mail address is nyounk@ironmountaindailynews.com.