Council, School Board Races on Spring Election Ballot

Three council and two school board seats will be up for election on April 2, 2013. Saturday is the first day candidates can begin circulating nomination papers.

After a year of recalls, a contentious U.S. Senate race and the battle for the White House, 2013 figures to be a little quieter year for elections.

But several key local positions will be on the ballot on April 2, 2013, including three Oak Creek Common Council seats and two positions on the Oak Creek-Franklin School Board.

Aldermen Dan Jakubcyzk, Ken Gehl and Jim Ruetz, who was appointed to the seat following Alderman Steve Scaffidi's election as mayor, will be up for election on the council (see a map of the districts they represent). The seats of Paul Mason and School Board President Frank Carini are up on the school board.

Saturday marks the first day candidates can begin circulating nomination papers, which must be filed by 5 p.m. Jan. 2.

If enough candidates file the necessary paperwork — more than two candidates for an aldermanic position and more than four for the School Board — a primary would be held Feb. 19.

Residents wanting more information on how to get on the ballot or to pick up nomination papers can stop by City Hall, 8640 S. Howell Ave., or the school district offices, 7630 S. 10th St.

Aldermen are elected to two-year terms at an annual salary of $7,200; the council president makes $8,400.

School Board members are elected to three-year terms and receive $420 per month.

vocal local 1 December 02, 2012 at 06:24 AM
Is the city also facing a debt driven fiscal cliff? Are local property taxes going to rapidly rise to pay for the expensive efforts of the council to market and brand the city and build a new city hall and library? Considering the contractual agreements made by prior Bolendar administration, WisPark, and the school district the council appears to be in a stranglehold promoting more debt and development. I hope new faces that care about the city and residents and see past the push for acquisition of debt in a depression step up to the plate. VOTE THE INCUMBENTS OUT. This is our city. Council gambled, went in the wrong direction and needs to be replaced. Same is true of the school board. OC Schools are not nearly as good as the residents seem to believe. Mason needs to go.


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