Candidates in at least two races across Door County are running write-in campaigns for local seats.
In the Village of Sister Bay, Chad Kodanko is running a write-in campaign to retain his seat on the Village of Sister Bay Board of Trustees. Kodanko, first elected to the board in April 2017, didn’t file his candidacy papers on time, but he fully intended to run for reelection.
Sister Bay has three trustee seats up for reelection – in addition to the village president’s seat for which Rob Zoschke is making an uncontested bid – and only two official candidates on the ballot: incumbents Scott Baker and Nate Bell. A write-in winner will take the third seat.
In the Village of Egg Harbor, Cambria Mueller is running a write-in campaign for the Egg Harbor Village Board of Trustees. Mueller had been running for a seat on the Gibraltar School District Board but changed her plans in February. She was the third-highest vote-getter among eight candidates during Gibraltar’s February primary.
“I made the difficult decision to drop out of the school board race to run for trustee because there are many big projects coming that will shape the future of the village,” Mueller said.
Mueller’s entry as a write-in candidate turns the race into a contest among three people for the two trustee seats up for reelection. Incumbents Joe Smith and Angela Lensch are officially running to keep those seats. John Heller is also on the ballot, running uncontested for his village president seat.