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Mequon, Thiensville candidates face primaries

Mequon, Thiensville races draw heavy interest

Jan. 4, 2012

Residents of Mequon and Thiensville will have two primaries to vote in as the Mequon-Thiensville School Board has seven candidates running for three seats and there are five candidates running for two Thiensville Village Board trustee seats.

The primary is Feb. 21 while the general election is April 3.

The 2012 spring elections have the top seats for three communities - Glendale mayor and Shorewood village president are unopposed - leading a wide slate of candidates vying for municipal and school district posts. Below is a listing of the seats on local school and village boards, plus municipal judge seats, that are up for election.

Bayside

Village Board: Incumbent village trustees James Peterson and Daniel Muchin are seeking re-election, both unopposed. Peterson, 1152 W. Jonathan Lane, was first elected in 2003; Muchin, 411 E. Ravine Baye Road, was first elected in 1997.

Trustees serve three-year terms and earn $1,600 a year.

Brown Deer

Municipal: Trustees Robert Oates and Tim Schilz are seeking re-election to the Village Board and run unopposed.

Schilz, 6543 Floral Lane, was first elected in 2000; Oates, 8185 N. 61st St., was first elected in 2007.

Trustees serve three-year terms and earn $3,600 a year.

School Board: Board members Leslie Galloway Sherard, 4598 W. Terry Ave., and Michael Bembenek, 8536 N. Stoneridge Court, will run for re-election and election, respectively. Incumbent Dennis Lowder will not seek re-election.

Galloway Sherard was first elected in 2009. Bembenek was appointed to the board to fill a vacancy created when Kathy Stresman resigned from the board last year.

Former School Board member Kevin Wisth, 5625 W. Brown Deer Road, is running to get a spot back on the board. Wisth was defeated in the 2011 School Board election. Wisth served on the board from 2006-2011.

Also making another run at School Board is Kevin Klimek, 9262 Bethanne Drive. Klimek ran for School Board and was defeated in 2011.

Newcomer Michelle Schofield, 8608 N. 54th St., is also throwing her hat in the ring for School Board.

School Board terms are three years with an annual salary of $3,100.

Fox Point

Municipal: Incumbent trustees Beverly Bell , 1000 E. Bradley Road, and F.R. Dengel III, 803 E. Calumet Road, are seeking re-election. Incumbent municipal judge Scott A. Wales, 7032 N. Yates Road, is seeking another term. Wales partially filed his papers and has until Friday to file his remaining paperwork.

Bell and Wales were first elected in 2009. Dengel was appointed to a partial term in 2009 and elected in 2010.

Trustees serve three-year terms and are not paid; municipal judge is a four-year term and is paid $4,800 per year.

Glendale

Municipal: Incumbent Jerry Tepper is running for re-election as mayor, while incumbent aldermen Daniel Sweeney (2nd), Richard Wiese (4th) and JoAnn Shaw (6th) all seek re-election to their posts. All are running unopposed.

Tepper, 2140 W. Green Tree Road, was first elected in 2006. Mayor is a three-year term and earns $5,700 per year.

Wiese, 7505 N. Berwyn Ave., was appointed to the council in 2007 and elected in 2008.

Shaw, 5792 N. Argyle Ave., was first elected to the council in April 2006.

Sweeney, 6521 North Sunny Point Lane, was first elected in 2010.

Aldermen serve two-year terms and earn $2,700 a year.

Mequon

Municipal: Newcomer Nancy Anderson, 119 W. Ravine Court, will run for the District 8 seat on the Common Council, challenging longtime Alderwoman Pamela Adams, 10102 N Spruce Lane. Adams was first elected in 1994.

Incumbent Alderman John Hawkins (6th District) and newcomer Andrew Nerburn (7th District), 1517 W El Rancho Drive, are running uncontested. Hawkins was first elected in 2006.

Aldermen serve three-year terms and earn $4,800 a year.

School Board: There will be a primary and at least one new face on the Mequon-Thiensville School Board as seven candidates vie for three seats currently held by Ann Brownfield, Cindy Miske and Michele Ziegler. Brownfield is not running for re-election.

Newcomers Stephanie Clark, 11154 Sutton Ridge Drive, Ed Allen, 10634 N. Wood Crest Drive, Gary Laev, 9731 N. Courtland Drive, Roman Larson, 9119 W. Bonniwell Road, and Cheryle Rebholz, 11715 N. Bridgewater Drive, are challenging incumbents Ziegler and Miske. All live in Mequon.

Ziegler, 13911 Martin Way, and Miske, 10619 N. Gazebo Hill Parkway, are completing their first terms on the board. Board members serve three-year terms and are not paid.

River Hills

Municipal: Two trustee seats and the municipal judge are up for election. No candidate information was provided to NOW.

Trustees serve three-year terms and are not paid. Municipal judge serves a three-year term.

Shorewood

Municipal: Donal Demet, 3532 N. Frederick Ave., seeks re-election as municipal judge. He was first elected in 1997 and seeks another three-year term.

Municipal judge serves a three-year term and earns $5,000 per year.

Incumbent Village President Guy Johnson, 2423 E. Shorewood Blvd., seeks re-election and is running unopposed. He was first elected president in 2006; prior to that, he served as trustee since 1998.

Village president serves a three-year term and earns $1,300 annually.

Incumbent Trustee Jeff Hanewall, 2414 E. Jarvis St., also seeks another three-year term on the Village Board. He was first elected in 2006.

Trustee Thad Nation, 4426 N. Farwell Ave., seeks election to the Village Board. He was appointed to the position in June after former Trustee Margaret Hickey stepped down because of a move outside the community.

Newcomer Avner Zarmi, 2600 E Menlo Blvd., is challenging the incumbent trustees. No further information on Zarmi was available.

Trustees serve three-year terms and earn $1,000 a year.

School Board: Incumbent Paul Zovic is not running for re-election.

David Gess, 2012 E. Menlo Blvd., and David Cobb, 4516 N. Newhall, are running to take Zovic's place on the board.

School Board members serve three-year terms and earn $1,000 per year. Zovic is the current School Board president, which is elected by the board. Board president earns $1,300 annually.

Thiensville

Municipal: Van Mobley and Roland Runge are running for village president. Mobley, 409 Heidel Road, has served as village trustee since 2006. Mobley, appointed to fill the term of Sarah Elliott who left the board in 2006, has since been re-elected twice as trustee. Runge lives at 415 Grand Ave. No further information was available on Runge.

Incumbent president Karl Hertz is not seeking re-election.

There will be a primary for village trustee as five candidates square off for two seats on the Village Board.

Newcomers Kim Beck,501 Heidel Road, Kenneth Kucharski, 334 Riverview Drive, and William Read, 513 Alta Loma Drive, will challenge two incumbents for village trustee.

Beck currently serves on the Thiensville Plan Commission and has never run for elected office. No further information was available on Kucharski and Read.

Seeking re-election is incumbent trustee Don Molyneux, 326 Grand Ave. He has served on the Thiensville Village Board for 40 years, 12 of them as a village president and the remaining 28 as a trustee.

Incumbent trustee Toni Ihler, first elected in 2009, is also running for re-election.

Trustees serve three-year terms and earn $1,800 per year; village president also serves a three-year term, earning $3,600 per year.

Whitefish Bay

Municipal: Incumbent trustee Richard Foster, 4645 N. Murray Ave., is completing his first three-year term and seeks re-election. Newcomer Garry Davis, 4787 N. Sheffield Ave., is also seeking election to the Village Board. Incumbent Kevin Buckley is not seeking re-election meaning Foster and Davis run unopposed.

Trustees serve three-year terms and earn $600 a year.

School Board: Incumbents Pam Woodard and Kathy Rogers, and Anne Kearney will fill three School Board seats up for election.

Woodard, 4942 N. Diversey Blvd., was first elected to the board in 1993. Rogers, 5059 N. Woodburn St., is completing her first three-year term on the board. Kearney, 6001 N. Berkeley Blvd., ran unsuccessfully for School Board in 2011.

Members serve three-year terms and earn $1,000 per year.

Nicolet-area school districts

Nicolet School District: There will be at least one new face on Nicolet's board as incumbent Marilyn Franklin, 7870 North Regent Road, Fox Point, faces newcomers Libby Gutterman, 8025 N. Beach Drive, Fox Point, and Melody Halstrom, 777 W. Dean Road, River Hills, for two seats. Incumbent Jennifer Peltz is not seeking re-election.

Nicolet board members serve three-year terms and are paid $1,000 per year.

Fox Point-Bayside School District: Incumbent Debbi Friberg, 6475 N Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point, faces newcomer Eilene Stevens, 8576 N Pelham Parkway, Bayside, for one seat on the board.

Fox Point-Bayside board members serve three-year terms and are not paid.

Glendale-River Hills School District: Incumbents Andrew Franklin and Theresa Seem will run unopposed to keep their seats on the board. Seem, 1800 W. Woodbury Lane, Glendale, is seeking a second term on the board. Franklin, 7365 N. Bethmaur Lane, Glendale, also seeks a second term on the board.

Members serve three-year terms and earn $540 annually.

Maple Dale Indian Hill: Incumbent Jane Guffy, 1770 W. Bradley Road, River Hills, seeks a third term on the board and is running unopposed. A second seat, currently held by Dona Mortara, is also up for election. The district is holding the filing deadline open until 5 p.m. Friday.

Terms are three years and are unpaid.

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