By Brandi Makuski
Portage Co. residents will head to the polls in February for a spring election primary.
Two county races have three candidates. Portage County Executive Chris Holman will run for a second term and has been challenged by Stevens Point resident Eric Olson, who is an educator at the UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources, and John Pavelski, who previously operated Pavelski Farms and Ortho Molecular, and now works part-time as an organic farmer and corporate communications consultant.
The Portage Co. Board of Supervisors could look very different in April, as 14 of the 25 seats up for election are being contested.
In District 14, which is currently vacant, candidates Pat Keller, Edward Morganroth, Jr., and Charles Grugel be on the ballot.
Other contested Board seats follow:
David Medin (I)
Shaun V. Przybylski
Joan Honl (I)
Bob Gifford (I)
Edward H. Morganroth, Jr.
Al Haga (I)
Mike A. Olson
Scott Soik (I)
Charles Gussel (I)
Gerry Zastrow (I)
Rey Reser (I)
David L. Peterson
The primary election will be held on Feb. 15.
The Metro Wire will conduct interviews with each candidate in the coming weeks. Check back for updates.