Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

It’s election time again
Several seats, including mayor, up in April

December 08, 2011

It’s election time in Lake Geneva.

Starting last Thursday, Dec. 1, those interested in running for office could start the process for the spring 2012 elections. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3.

Nomination papers and more information about the 2011 spring election can be obtained from the City Clerk’s office. Nomination papers are due Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 5 p.m. at the City Clerk’s office. Notification of noncandidacy papers are due at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27.

In Lake Geneva, there are a number of offices to be filled at City Hall and the school districts.

The offices, which hold two-year terms, to be filled in the city include:

- Mayor — currently held by Jim Connors

- First District Alderman — Todd Krause

- Second District Alderman — Tom Hartz

- Third District Alderman — Bill Mott

- Fourth District Alderman — Frank Marsala

- City Attorney — Dan Draper

- City Treasurer — Teresa Klein

New City Clerk Michael Hawes has a full packet of information available to anyone interested in running for city office. It has all the guidelines and information. The information includes detailed explanations of finance campaign information, signatures, campaign signs and much more.

There also is a Jan. 30 special meeting at City Hall at 6 p.m. on conduct of elected officials.

Representatives from the League of Municipalities will provide a presentation and answer questions and prospective city candidates and current aldermen are urged to attend.

As of Tuesday, Hartz had submitted his noncandidacy papers. Circulating nomination papers are Arleen Krohn for the Fourth District, Klein for treasurer and Draper for attorney.

Krohn currently is the alderwoman for the Third District. However, after redistricting following the census, her residence now is in the Fourth District. She will be able to complete her term in the Third. However, it appears as though she plans to run against Marsala in the Fourth. If she wins, she takes a two-year term in the Fourth and the Third District spot will have to be filled. If she doesn’t win the Fourth, she will return for the remainder of her term in the Third.

Marsala and Mott have taken out papers, but did not sign the form to start circulating for signatures yet.

There also are offices that must be filled for the Lake Geneva Area (Joint 1) Elementary School and the Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union (Badger) High School districts. These are three-year terms. Candidates must file paperwork to declare their candidacy.

Paperwork for these seats available at the District Administration office on South Street.

- Lake Geneva Area (Joint 1) Elementary — Marcie Hollmann

- Lake Geneva Area (Joint 1) Elementary — Bea Dale

- Badger High School, town of Bloomfield representative — John W. Druszczak

- Badger High School, village of Genoa City — Patrick Sherman