Want to have a bigger say in your local government? A number of seats are up for grabs throughout the North Shore in 2013, to be filled in the April 2 spring election. If necessary, a primary is held Feb. 19 to narrow the list of candidates in the general election. Incumbents and challengers must submit a campaign registration statement, declaration of candidacy and nomination papers by 5 p.m. Jan. 2 (after press deadline) to their local filing officer. Incumbents wishing not to run must submit a declaration of noncandidacy by 5 p.m. Dec. 21. Nomination papers are available at local village or city halls for village board, common council and municipal judge positions. Campaign registration statements and declaration of candidacy forms are available at local school districts. All forms are available at the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board website, gab.wi.gov, by following the "Elections" and "Candidates - Getting on the Ballot" links.
Village Board: two seats
Who has filed:
EIDO WALNY, incumbent
Phone: (414) 339-5344
Address: 9440 N. Fairway Drive
Previous elected experience: Bayside Village Trustee since 2008; completed the term of Tom Sopkovitch when he passed away and has been serving on the board since re-elected.
Family: wife, Michelle; son, Ilan; and daughter, Koko
Education: University of Chicago; Boston University School of Law
Professional experience: practicing Estate Planning and Asset Protection attorney since 2001; founder of Walny Legal Group, which is a boutique estate planning law firm based in Fox Point, but with a national clientele.
MICHAEL BARTH, incumbent
Phone: (414) 228-7203
Address: 9270 N. Waverly Drive
Previous elected experience: board member since 2003; before becoming a trustee, Barth served as a citizen member of village committees.
Family: wife, Lynda; two daughters, Sarah and Anna
Education: UW-Madison, degree in economics and business
Professional experience: Deposit Product Manager at Associated Bank since 2007; previously worked at Merchants & Manufacturers Bancorp 2005 to 2007 and before that at Strong Investments.
Village Board: three seats, which includes village president
Who has filed:
CARL KRUEGER, incumbent village president
Address: 9326 N. Fairy Chasm Lane
Previous elected experience: Brown Deer Plan Commission, trustee since 2001 and village president since 2007; Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Board of Commissioners; Intergovernmental Cooperation Council; North Shore Fire Department board of directors; and Brown Deer Foundation Board
Family: wife, Charlene; children, Diane Kreuger, Deborah Keuther and Jonathan Krueger
Education: Custer High School, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Professional: president of Carl Krueger Construction since 1991
JEFF BAKER, incumbent
Address: 9803 N. Goldendale Drive
Previous elected experience: serving on Village Board since 2001; serves on Personnel Committee, Library Board, and Planning Commission; has served on Traffic and Public Safety, Finance committees.
Family: wife, Angela Baker; daughter, Alexandria
Education: B.S. in business and computer system from Milwaukee School of Engineering
Professional experience: Quality Engineer, Customer Service Manager, Sales Manager at STRATTEC Security Corporation
GARY SPRINGMAN, incumbent
Address: 9185 N. 60th St.
Previous elected experience: Village Trustee since 2004; volunteered for Park and Recreation Committee for three years and has served as chair for nine years, and currently serves on the Personnel and Finance committees.
Family: wife, Susan; children, Eddie and Greg
Education: bachelor's degree in mass communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1974
Professional: dispatcher at Commerce Industrial Chemicals
Address: 8056 N 54th St.
Previous elected experience: Fourth of July Committee, Public and Traffic Safety Committee
Family: wife, Patricia.; daughter, Ashley
Education: bachelor's in business administration with a focus on finance
Professional experience: Currently retired and doing part-time work with Krueger Construction, previously a Branch Manager at a local bank, insurance underwriter, and sales director at a technology company
School Board: two seats
Village Board: two seats
Who has filed:
DOUGLAS FRAZER, incumbent
Phone: (414) 228-6646
Address: 6405 N. Berkeley Blvd.
Age: 55 Previous elected experience: Fox Point Village Trustee, completing first term
Family: spouse: Karen M. Schapiro; children: Nathan and Jacob
Education: B.A. Oberlin College, J.D. Northwestern University School of Law
Professional experience: shareholder, DeWitt Ross & Stevens (tax attorney)
ERIC FONSTAD, incumbent
Phone: (414) 540-0288
Address: 7405 N. Beach Dr.
Previous elected experience: six years as Fox Point village trustee
Family: wife: Bridget; adult daughter
Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Madison; law degree from UW-Madison; and MBA from UW-Milwaukee
Professional experience: retired (worked as a corporate attorney for Wisconsin-based companies)
FOX POINT-BAYSIDE DISTRICT
School Board: two seats; Both school board members up for re-election have announced noncandidacy.
Common Council: three seats Who has filed:
1st District alderman:
ROBERT C. WHITAKER, incumbent
Phone: (414) 332-3983
Address: 5350 N. Navajo Ave.
Previous elected experience: alderman since April 1997
Family: wife and two adult sons
Education: bachelor's degree in journalism from the UW-Milwaukee
Job: retired vice president of Northwestern National Insurance Group
3rd District alderman
JOHN C. GELHARD
Phone: (262) 880-7370
Address: 734 W. Apple Tree Road
Previous elected experience: board of directors, Wisconsin State Attorneys Association, 2005-present; board of directors, Racine Theatre Guild, 1996-1999
Family: married, one child (8 years old)
Education: J.D. Marquette University; B.A. University of Illinois, Champaign
Professional experience: administrative law judge, state of Wisconsin 1993-present
5th District alderman:
IZZY GOLDBERG, incumbent
Phone: (414) 351-4479
Address: 2225 W. Brantwood Ave.
Previous elected experience: alderman for nine years
Family: married; with adult son
Education: a.a. degree-college
MAPLE DALE-INDIAN HILLS DISTRICT
School Board: one seat CHRISTOPHER SOYKE
Address: 9250 N. Spruce Road, River Hills
Previous elected experience: N/A
Family: wife, Bobbi; daughters ages 8, 10 and 12, all of whom attend the Maple Dale-Indian Hill district
Education: B.S. Finance from Trinity University in San Antonio, MBA from Marquette University
Professional experience: banker and currently a regional manager of client management and sales at Fidelity National Information Services.
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