Robert Mielke and Katie Rosenberg
A collage of Robert Mielke (left) and Katie Rosenberg
Katie Rosenberg will challenge incumbent mayor Robert Mielke this spring, after a second challenger didn’t turn in final nomination papers.
Chris Norfleet turned in paperwork to run for District 1 city council, not for mayor as had been expected. Norfleet will challenge incumbent Pat Peckham for the council seat.
After Tuesday’s filing deadline, there are nine contested Wausau City Council seats, 11 Marathon County Board seats, and there will be contested seats on Wausau School Board, Merrill city council and more.
Primary races will be held on Feb. 18; the general election is April 7.
Contested races are listed as follows (and City Pages will update as more clerks send us their info):
Wausau City Council
District 1 (Southeast Side): Pat Peckham (incumbent); Christopher Norfleet
District 2 (Southeast, east of Grand Avenue): Michael Martens (i); Tiffany Rodriguez-Lee
District 3 (Wisconsin River corridor north of Thomas, downtown): David Nutting (i); Tom Kilian
District 4 (East of downtown): Tom Neal (i); Judith Miller
District 5 (Bridge Street, E Wausau Avenue corridor): Jim Wadinski; Joel Lewis
District 7 (Northside, NTC area): Lisa Rasmussen (i); Tracy Wheatley
District 8 (Wausau West area): Linda Lawrence (i); Sarah Watson
District 10 (Southwest, Lake Wausau Area): Sherry Abitz; Donna Krause; Lou Larson
District 11 (Marathon Park, Hospital area): Debra Ryan; Patrick Bacher
Marathon County Board
District 1 (Wausau, Southeast side): Michelle Van Krey; Isaiah Hoogendyk
District 2 (Wausau, east of Grand Ave.): Romey Wagner (i); Jenifer Bizzotto
District 3 (Wausau, downtown and Wis. River area): David Nutting (i); William Harris
District 6 (Wausau, north Bridge St. area): Jeff Johnson (i); Jack Hoogendyk
District 7 (Wausau, NTC area): Mary Ann Crosby (i); Becky Buch
District 16 (east Rothschild): Jeff Zriny (i); Bill Conway
District 29 (Towns of Cleveland, Eau Pleine, McMillan; Village of Stratford): Jim Bove (i); Chris Dickinson
District 33 (Town of Stettin, village of Marathon): Tim Buttke (i); Ron Covelli
District 35 (Towns of Marathon, Emmet, Mosinee): Jacob Lanenhahn (i); William Litzer
District 36 (Town of Rib Mountain): Michelle Schaefer; Bruce Lamont
District 38 (Towns of Stettin, Berlin, village of Maine): James Sala; Jonathan Fisher
Merrill City Council
District 1 (Northeast): Paul Russell (i); Gary Broesch; Becky Meyer
District 5 (Northwest): John Van Lieshout (i); Shannon Collins
District 6 (Southwest): Mike Ruck (i); Kyle Gulke
(Note: District 7 in Merrill was held by Rob Norton. Norton didn’t file non-candidacy paperwork, according to the Merrill city clerk, so the deadline was extended to Jan. 10. Anyone except Norton can turn in paperwork by that date.
Wausau School Board (4 vying for three seats):
Ka Lo; Cody Nikolai; Lance Trollop (i); Lee Webster (i)
Weston Village Board (5 vying for three seats):
Steven Cronin; Hooshang Zeyghami; Yee Leng Xiong; Loren White; Mark Maloney
Rib Mountain Board (Three vying for two seats):
John Happli; Gerard Klein; Dan Fiorenza