There could be at least one contested election in city government in Door and Kewaunee counties as potential candidates begin taking out their nomination papers.
Jeff Vollenweider, who is currently one of the two aldermen representing Kewaunee’s first district, took out his nomination papers to run for mayor. He could potentially face the city’s current mayor Jason Jelinek, who has also grabbed the necessary paperwork needed to begin his re-election bid. Janita Zimmerman will seek another term representing the third aldermanic district while Cathy Brown has begun circulating papers for the first aldermanic district being vacated by Vollenweider.
Sturgeon Bay City Clerk Stephanie Reinhardt could not be reached on Friday, but at least two incumbents have made their intentions know (known) that they will be running again. Mayor David Ward indicated last month that he will run while Seth Wiederanders announced on Facebook that he has taken out nomination papers.
Only incumbents have taken out nomination papers in Algoma. Mayor Wayne Schmidt, First District Alderperson Kevin Schmidt, and Fourth District Alderperson Jake Maring have begun the process to run again for their respective seats.
Interested candidates can begin circulating nomination papers any time over the next few weeks, but they are due back to their respective clerk’s office by January