Door County politics will take new shape April 1 when votes are tabulated for local government seats. The biggest change will occur in the chairman’s seat of the Door County Board of Supervisors, which Charlie Most will vacate after six years in the post.
Four other county board representatives chose not to pursue re-election this year, including District 2 supervisor Charles Gulley, District 6 supervisor Jamie Forest, District 15 supervisor Dale Wiegand, and District 7 supervisor Bill Goettleman.
Three other incumbents face challenges, two by the same candidates they faced in 2006.
In District 17, Nancy Bemmann, the long-time county clerk who retired from that post in 2007, will challenge incumbent Kari Anderson. District 17 includes Jacksonport and parts of Baileys Harbor and Egg Harbor.
Meanwhile, Patrick Olson will mount another challenge to incumbent Bob Ryan in District 3, which includes parts of Forestville and Clay Banks. In Northern Door, Donald Sitte will challenge Hugh Mulliken in District 19 for the right to represent constituents in parts of Baileys Harbor, Gibraltar and Liberty Grove.
In this issue we have provided each candidate involved in a contested race with the opportunity to use the pages of the Pulse to give a brief insight into what voters can expect of them should they be elected to represent them.