With less than a week before the deadline to enter the spring election, plenty of opportunities remain for new candidates to file in Ripon.

Green Lake, meanwhile, is expecting several contested races, including a three-way mayor’s campaign that requires a primary in February.

Ripon city government

Ripon City Clerk Ann Schommer said all incumbents whose seats are up for grabs this spring are running for re-election, but there are no challengers as of this morning (Thursday).

That means Ripon city races will be uncontested unless new candidates enter the race.

Officials currently unopposed for this spring’s election include Mayor Gary Will (who is nearing the end of his second two-year term), District 1 Ald. James Werch, District 1 Ald. Deano Pape (filling out the remainder of a four-year term ending in 2016), District 2 Ald. Joel Brockman, District 3 Ald. Howard Hansen and District 4 Ald. Al Schroeder.

Nomination papers are due by Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 5 p.m. at Ripon City Hall.

Ripon School Board

Two of the three incumbents whose seats are up for grabs — Tom Stellmacher and Sherry Muskavitch — are running for re-election, while a third (Barb Schultz) has not yet indicated her plans for this election.

Meanwhile, two other citizens have taken out papers to run but have not yet officially returned them, Ripon Area School District Business Manager Rick Ketter reported.

Their names will be shared if and when they return completed paperwork.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Thank you for taking part in our commenting section. We want this platform to be a safe and inclusive community where you can freely share ideas and opinions. Comments that are racist, hateful, sexist or attack others won’t be allowed. Just keep it clean. Do these things or you could be banned:

• Don’t name-call and attack other commenters. If you’d be in hot water for saying it in public, then don’t say it here.

• Don’t spam us.

• Don’t attack our journalists.

Let’s make this a platform that is educational, enjoyable and insightful.

Email questions to darkin@orourkemediagroup.com.