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Village Board Races...
The trustee positions that are up for election in the spring (Tuesday, April 7th) and the people who are candidates are as follow:
District 1: Incumbent Michael Bech not running.
Bill Steitz vs. Terry Kaminski
Jim Langer (Inc.) vs. Dan Wing
Al Vanderheiden (Inc.) vs. Dennis Meiers
District 4: Incumbent Art Zabel is unopposed.
School Board Races...
The board positions that are up in the spring and those who are declared candidates include:
At-large Seat 1:
Jayson Stemo, Shad Young and Kim Fischer
At-large Seat 7:
Tom Bowe (Inc.), Robert Banner III, Brian Palzkill and Erin Jex
A primary election will be held on Tuesday, February 17th with the top two vote getters in each race moving on to the spring election to be held on Tuesday, April 7th.
We will see new faces on both the Germantown Village Board as well as on the Germantown School Board. It is good to see that only a single seat is uncontested. Obviously Art Zabel must be seen as unbeatable and that is fine, but it is good to see fresh blood in the game every so often. That tends to keep everyone a bit more on their toes than might otherwise be the case.
Finally, if you've not visited the Village of Germantown website recently, take a look at the newly refreshed site.