Metro Wire Staff
The Portage Co. Board of Supervisors will see a drastic change in its membership come April, as nearly one-third of the board’s long-time incumbents have announced their respective retirements from elected office.
All 25 board seats are up for reelection on April 3, many with only one candidate. Each representative serves one-year terms.
Marion Bud Flood, who represents Ward 6, Ward 7 representative Dan Dobratz, Larry Sipiorski from Ward 8, Bo DeDeker of Ward 8, 12th Ward Supervisor Don Butkowski, Jerry Walters of Ward 17, and Phil Idsvoog, long-time County Board Chairman and representative of Ward 16, have all announced they will not run for reelection in April.
There is no candidate for Ward 16, and Ward 25 has three candidates.
The primary election is scheduled for Feb. 20.
Also up for grabs is the County Executive spot. Current Executive Patty Dreier announced her non-candidacy late last year.
Running for the county’s top administrative position are Jami Gebert, who currently works as Dreier’s assistant; Chris Holman, a local farmer and military veteran; and Matt Jacowski, a junior high tech ed teacher and current County Board Supervisor.
Two other residents who pulled paperwork to run for the seat are former County Executive Mark Maslowski and former School Board Member Alex Kochanowski. Both men later withdrew their names from consideration.
Candidates for County Board:
Mildred E. Neville
Joan M. Honl
Ntxhais “Chai” Moua
James A. Carpenter
Allen Haga Jr
Melinda I. Osterberg
Robert A. Lord