Upcoming Races And A Judge Candidate Forum

There are no primaries in Door County, Feb. 20, but several contests will be on the April 2 ballots. All 21 Door County Board of Supervisor seats are up for re-election, but there are only two contested races. In the City of Sturgeon Bay, three alderperson seats are up for re-election, but only two of those are contested races (Districts 2 and 6). Voters in seven towns will have local seats on their ballot, but only three of those towns have races (Baileys Harbor, Gardner and Sevastopol). There are elections in all four of Door County’s villages, but only one of those has a contested race (Sister Bay). Similarly, all five of Door County’s school districts have elections, but only two have contested races (Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door).  

In addition to local contests, all Door County residents will vote for a new Door County Branch 1 Circuit Court Judge. Two people are running for the seat (incumbent D. Todd Ehlers is retiring): Jennifer Moeller and Brett Reetz.

The Peninsula Pulse will publish questionnaires for all the contested races in upcoming issues to help readers learn about the candidates.

Meanwhile, the League of Women Voters of Door County (LWVDC) will host a Door County Circuit Court Judge Candidate Forum with Jennifer Moeller and Brett Reetz on Feb. 15, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Door County ADRC, 916 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. 

LWVDC forums give candidates equal opportunity to speak. Candidates will present their credentials and reasons for running and answer questions. Door County residents can email potential forum questions for the judicial candidates to [email protected]. Please put “Forum Question” in the subject line.

The forum is free and open to the public. A recording will be available for viewing on the LWVDC website following the event. A snow date has been scheduled for Feb.  23 in the event of inclement weather. 

More information about the forum and the circuit court in Wisconsin is available at

The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose any political party or endorse candidates.