Few challengers emerge for spring races

By Brandi Makuski

Challengers have stepped forward for two of the nine positions in Stevens Point up for election in April.

Six aldermanic seats are up for grabs in April—Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. Incumbent Cindy Nebel (District 3) is not running for re-election, but only one person filed nomination paperwork for the seat. Councilwoman Meleesa Johnson has a challenge for District 5, and voters in the 9th District will head to the polls for a February 16 primary to narrow the field of a three-way race, which includes incumbent Polly Dalton.

There were no challengers for the at-large positions of the city clerk, city attorney, or city comptroller/treasurer.

The Stevens Point Area Public School Board will also be on the April ballot. Six candidates are running for three seats. A fourth vacancy was created by the recent resignation of Patricia Baker, and the board will decide at its Jan. 11 meeting how it will fill the spot.

The Feb. 12 primarily will also include a six-way race for the nonpartisan position of Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction.

District 1

Tori Jennings (I)           

District 3                        

Ginger Keymer

District 5

Meleesa Johnson  (I)        

Marla Schultz

District 7

Mary Kneebone  (I)        

District 9

Polly Dalton  (I)                                  

Brian Beaulieu                              

Duane Munz

District 11

Shaun Morrow  (I)      

City Clerk

Kari Yenter (I)


Corey Ladick (I)

City Attorney

Andrew Logan Beveridge (I)

School Board

Meg Erler (I)
Mike Wade (I)
Judy Rannow (I)
Robert Larson
Ed Morganroth, Jr.
W. Alexander Sommers

Superintendent Dept. of Public Instruction

Sheila Briggs
Joe Fenrick
Troy Gunderson
Shandowlyon Hendricks-Williams
Deborah Kerr
Steve Krull
Jill Underly

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