As the filing deadline approaches, candidates have begun to fill the slots available for the spring elections.
Seats will be open for the school boards of West Allis-West Milwaukee, Greenfield and Whitnall, plus the Greenfield Common Council.
Those interested in running for the local races, which could include a February primary in addition to the April 5 general election, must complete nomination papers by Jan. 4 in order to be included on the ballots.
Seven for WA-WM
Two of the three incumbents on the West Allis-West Milwaukee School Board have filed their intention to run for re-election in the April 5 spring election, and five others will also compete for those three seats.
The incumbents are Barbara Suleiman, who is in her first term, and Jane Edgar, who is finishing a one-year term filling a vacancy. They have filed their declarations of candidacy but have not yet filed the required 100 signatures on nomination papers.
Also filing declarations of candidacy as of Tuesday were Daniel Bailey, 2975 S. 94th St., West Allis; James Blask, 2045 S. 104th St., West Allis; Kristi Bonaparte, 2124 S. 59th St., West Allis; Gail Radonski, 7822 W. Manitoba St., West Allis; and Len Kopet, 2229 S. 107th St., West Allis.
If all complete their filings, a primary election will be held Feb. 15. Unlike most school districts in the state, WA-WM School Board candidates must gather signatures to be on the ballot.
Two for Greenfield board
Both incumbents on the Greenfield School Board have filed nomination papers to run for re-election in the April 5 spring election.
They are School Board President Bruce Bailey, 4281 S. 81st St., and Donald Almquist, 7029 W. Chapman Ave.
As of noon today, they are the only candidates to have filed.
One for Whitnall board
As of noon today, only Quinten Brunette, 12255 W. Black Oak Drive, Greenfield, had filed to run in the April 5 spring election for the Whitnall School Board.
The terms of board members T.J. Anderson, Nancy Zaborowski and Bernard Shaw will expire in April.
One for Common Council
Former Greenfield Alderman James Palmar, 5001 S. 68th St., has filed nomination papers with signatures to run in the April 5 election for the District 2 aldermanic seat now occupied by Alderman Thomas Pietrowski.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Palmar is the only candidate to have fully filed in District 2. Pietrowski has filed a campaign registration statement, but not a declaration of candidacy or the required signatures.
The term of District 1 Alderwoman Linda Lubotsky also will expire in April. So far, she has filed the required signatures and campaign registration statement, but not a declaration of candidacy.
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