By Kent Berkley
The City of Kewaunee will have contested races for mayor and council representative for District 1. Incumbent mayor Sandi Christman will face challenges from Joe Mills and James Kleiman III. The District 1 race will be between incumbent Jason Jelinek and challenger Jeffrey Vollenweider. Incumbent Janita Zimmerman will be unopposed in District 3 and newcomer Daniel Stangel will run unopposed in District 4. No candidates are registered to run in District 2 and the position will be determined by write-in vote. If the person accumulating the most write-in votes declines the position, it will be filled by appointment.
The City of Algoma will have no contested races. Incumbent mayor Wayne R. Schmidt will return. Incumbent council members Kevin Schmidt and Eugene Cleveland will be unopposed in their bids to return and serve Districts 1 and 3 respectively. Newcomer Jake Maring will run unopposed in District 4. No candidates have entered the race for District 2. The position will be filled by write in vote. If the person accumulating the most write in votes declines the position, it will be filled by appointment.
The Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors will have nine contested races and one vacancy that will be determined by write-in votes. Five incumbents filed notice of non-candidacy. Candidates in 10 of the 20 districts will run unopposed.
In each case in which no candidacy paperwork was filed, no name will appear on the ballot and the seat will be determined by write in votes. No minimum number of write-in votes is required by the person with the most write-in votes. If the individual with the most write-in votes declines the office, the position will then be filled by appointment. Write-in candidates need not register in advance of the election, but it is recommended for candidates that want to mount a write in campaign.