2 candidates emerge for District 14 county board seat

Deadline was extended after current supervisor declined to run

There are now two confirmed candidates for the District 14 seat on the Shawano County Board, just days after it looked like there would be no candidates at all.

The county initially expected that seat on the April 3 ballot to be blank after incumbent William Berkhahn chose not to return his nomination papers by Tuesday’s deadline, though it left open the possibility someone could mount a write-in campaign.

On Wednesday, however, the county decided to extend the filing period for District 14 until 5 p.m. Friday because the incumbent had not filed a declaration of non-candidacy and then failed to return his nomination papers.

As of Friday afternoon, two candidates had registered and returned nomination papers.

Former County Board supervisor Roger Guex, who served on the board from 2004 to 2008, will go up against Peter Schmidt for the District 14 seat.

District 14 covers the Town of Angelica, Ward 1, Town of Hartland and the Town of Washington, Ward 2.

Among contested county races, District 3 Supervisor Milt Marquardt is facing a challenge from Kevin Barkow. The district includes wards 5 and 6 of the city of Shawano.

Former supervisor Mike McClelland is running against District 4 Supervisor Aimee Zeinert, who defeated McClelland in 2016. The district includes wards 7 and 8 of the city of Shawano.

Devin Krizan is challenging incumbent District 8 Supervisor Rosetta Stern. The district includes wards 3 and 4 of the town of Wescott.

Former supervisor Bert Huntington is seeking to reclaim his District 21 seat against Joseph Miller, who was a last-minute entry after the passing Dec. 29 of incumbent Roger Miller, who defeated Huntington in the April 2016 election. The district includes Ward 1 of the town of Red Springs, the town of Bartelme and the village of Bowler.

In District 23, Supervisor Ray Faehling will go up against challenger Jill Brown. The district includes the town of Fairbanks and the village of Tigerton.

Meanwhile, District 20 Supervisor Tom Madsen filed notice that he will not seek another two-year term.

Rick Giese, who lost that seat to Madsen in 2016, is running in that district, which includes the village of Gresham, Ward 1 of the town of Herman and Ward 2 of the town of Red Springs.