Two weeks remain before the filing deadline, and nobody has taken out papers to run in the city of Tomah’s second city council district.

Incumbent Luke Bohlen hadn’t taken out nomination papers or filed a declaration of non-candidacy as of Friday, and no challengers have emerged for the seat. The filing deadline is Jan. 2.

There are likely to be contested races in the other three seats up for the election:

  • Incumbent Pam Buchda and challenger Shawn Zabinski have taken out papers in District 4.
  • Incumbent Lamont Kiefer and challenger John Perry have returned papers in District 6.
  • Incumbent Larry Siekert and challenger Remberto Gomez have taken out papers in District. 8.

The number of candidates for Tomah mayor remains at three. Incumbent Nellie Pater and challenger Mary Ann Komiskey have returned their papers, while Mike Murray has taken out papers but has yet to return them.

The Tomah School Board has just one candidate for the two open seats.

Wayne Kling has filed a declaration of candidacy form, while incumbents Brian Hennessey and Aaron Lueck have yet to file their intentions.

The top two vote-getters will serve three-year terms.

Eleven incumbents have taken out papers to run for re-election to the Monroe County Board of Supervisors. However, four seats had no candidates as of Dec. 14, and no seat had more than one candidate.

Incumbents who have filed for re-election are David Pierce (District 2), Nodji Van Wychen (District 3), Cedric Schnitzler (District 4), Wallace Habhegger (District 5), Mary Von Ruden (District 7), Mark Halverson (District 8), Douglas Path (District 9), Dean Peterson (District 13), Sharon Folcey (District 14), James Schroeder (District 15) and Mary Cook (District 16).

Incumbent Carol Las has filed a declaration of non-candidacy in District 1, and newcomer Alan H. McCoy has taken out papers to run for the seat.


Tomah Journal editor

Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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