County board will see some new supervisors
By Robert Cloud
This year’s spring elections on Tuesday, April 3, will bring changes to the Waupaca County Board.
Three seats are contested, and three incumbents are not seeking re-election.
Janet Lehrer is running unopposed for the District 8 seat on the board. She will replace former supervisor Michael Whitman, who resigned from the county board in August 2017.
District 8 represents all of the village of Big Falls and the towns of Harrison and Wyoming, and one precinct each of the towns of Iola and Helvetia.
Kevin Will, Farmington’s former town chair, is running unopposed for the county board’s District 10 seat.
Gene Sorensen, the current District 10 supervisor, is not running for re-election.
District 10 represents one precinct of the town of Farmington and three precincts of the city of Waupaca.
Three people are running for the District 21 seat, which encompasses two precincts in the town of Caledonia and one precinct in the town of Fremont.
Incumbent county supervisor Carl Kietzmann is being challenged by Pete Bosquez and Vance Knuth to represent District 21.
A primary election on Tuesday, Feb. 20, will eliminate one of the three candidates in the District 21 race.
In District 22, which represents three precincts in the town of Mukwa, Kenneth Jaeger is running against incumbent Robert Flease.
David Morack, who is president of the New London City Council, will be on the ballot for District 23.
Comprised of three New London precincts, District 23 is currently represented by Dona Gabert.
In District 26, Bernie R. Ritchie is challenging incumbent Wayne Wilfuer.
District 26 has two precincts from the town of Lebanon and one precinct from Mukwa.
Gary Barrington will step down as the county supervisor for District 27, which includes three precincts in Manawa and one precinct in the town of Little Wolf.
John Smith, Manawa’s mayor, is running for the District 27 seat.