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Horicon voters will choose a new mayor this spring after incumbent Steve Neitzel filed non-candidacy papers.

Neitzel, a lifelong resident of Horicon, has been the mayor since 2012.

Two people have filed candidacy papers to run for the position — Nathan Anfinson and James Grigg. Anfinson is the Horicon City Council President, and Grigg is a former mayor.

District 3 council member Carl Fausett also filed non-candidacy papers. Harold Vanderhei has filed papers for the seat. Incumbent Richard Marschke, who represents District 1 also has filed his papers to run.

The Horicon School Board has four positions up for election this spring. Three-year terms are available for the seats representing the city of Horicon, currently held by David Westimayer; the town of Hubbard/Oak Grove, currently held by James Ketchem; and the village of Iron Ridge/town of Williamstown, currently held by Erin Krause-Emerick. A special election will also occur for a one-year term for a seat representing the city of Horicon, currently held by held by Amanda White.

Local candidates for public office have to file nomination papers by the end of the day Tuesday. Other races taking shape around Dodge County for the April 3 spring election include:

Dodge County Board

All the seats for the 33 Dodge County Board of Supervisors are up for election. Incumbents who filed non-candidacy papers are Ed Nelson, District 4; Janice Bobholz, District 5; Jeremy Bartsch, District 14; Jeffry Duchac, district 25; and Glenn Stousland, District 31.

District 4 has a contested race as Evonne Boettge of Beaver Dam and Dale Macheel of Randolph vie for the seat.

Beaver Dam

Beaver Dam is shaping up to have two aldermanic races in April. A three-way race is possible in Ward 2, where incumbent Mary Flaherty, Therese Henriksen and Brian Wood have declared candidacy. In Ward 12, incumbent Dan Doyle and Donna Maly, a former city council member who previously represented the district, filed papers.

The Beaver Dam Unified School District Board of Education has three seats up for election. The seats are currently held by Marge Jorgensen, John Kraus, Jr. and Gary Spielman.


For Waupun, the seats of mayor and Aldermanic District 2, 4 and 6 will be on the ballot.

The mayoral seat is currently occupied by Julie Nickel. District 2 alderman Peter Kaczmarski, District 4 alderman Michael Matoushek Jr. and District 6 alderwoman Nancy Vanderkin are all seeking re-election.

The Waupun Area School Board has two seats up for election. Kathy Schlieve, who holds a city of Fox Lake position, has filed non-candidacy papers. Ronald Paul, towns of Fox Lake and Westford position, has filed papers declaring that he will run.


In Mayville, the mayoral race will be joined on the ballot by three seats on the city council. Mayor Rob Boelk is seeking re-election, while David Koch has submitted papers to challenge Boelk. Council members Bob Smith (Ward 2), Gene Frings (Wards 4, 7 and 8) and Kim Olson (Ward 6) have all filed candidacy papers to seek another term.

The Mayville School Board has three seats up for election. Incumbents John Westphal, James Congdon and Sheri Davis are seeking re-election.

Reporter at The Daily Citizen