Candidates running unopposed for council
Blank ballot for Clintonville’s District 4 seat
By Bert Lehman
When the spring election is held April 4 there will be no contested races for any of the Clintonville City Council seats.
The deadline for paperwork to be on the ballot in the spring election was Jan. 3. By that deadline candidacy paperwork was submitted by one candidate each in four of the five aldermanic districts in the city.
Ald. Mark Zachow in District 1, Ald. Tammy Strey-Hirt in District 2, and Ald. Kody Zempel in District 3 are each seeking another term on the council.
Zempel is looking to secure his first full term on the council, as he was appointed to the council in 2022 to fill a vacant seat. Zachow, Strey-Hirt, and Zempel are running unopposed.
Greg Rose, who has served on the council in the past but was recalled by voters in November 2014, is seeking to join the council once again. He is running unopposed in District 5.
Current Ald. Jim Supanich filed non-candidacy paperwork with the city and will not seek re-election in District 4. No residents submitted candidacy paperwork for District 4, so nobody will appear on the ballot for that district.
Ald. Brad Rokus, who is currently on the council representing District 5, took out candidacy paperwork to run in District 2, where he currently resides. Rokus did not return the paperwork and will not be on the ballot.
Rokus ran for mayor in the last city election but was defeated by current Mayor Steve Kettenhoven.