Five of six Council seats face challenge in April election

By Brandi Makuski

More than half of the seats on the Stevens Point Common Council are up for grabs in the April election, following a February primary for the city’s 1st District, the Stevens Point Board of Education, and two county government offices.

District 1 incumbent Marc Christianson, who was appointed last April to fill the remainder of Councilwoman Tori Jenning’s two-year term, will seek a full term in the spring. He is being challenged by Gracia Day and Stephen Klein.

In District 6, retired Stevens Point police officer Ron Carlson is running unopposed. Unless someone mounts a successful write-in campaign for the seat, Carlson will succeed Alderman Jeremy Slowinski, who will not seek another term.

Other contested races follow:

District 2

David Shorr (I)
Corey Kealiher

District 4

Mykeerah Zarazua (I)
David Crueger

District 8

Thomas Leek (I)
Dean Shuda

District 10

Keely Fishler (I)
Robert Larson

The spring primary will be held on Feb. 15, followed by the general election on April 5. To register to vote go to myvote.wi.gov/en-us.