Four candidates seek two seats
Contested race for New London School Board
By Robert Cloud
Four candidates are vying for two seats on the New London School Board in this year’s spring election.
Incumbents Chris Martinson and John Heideman will face challengers Pete Bosquez and Cathy Zaddack on the April 4 ballot.
Martinson is currently president of the New London School Board. He is a self-employed lumberman who has served on the school board for two terms. He and his wife moved to New London about 20 years ago. They have two adult sons, both of whom attended New London schools.
Heideman is a 1990 graduate of New London High School and has served on the local school board for two terms. He and his wife own and operate Heideman Farms in Sugar Bush. They have three children, all of whom have attended New London public schools.
Bosquez was elected to the New London School Board in 2019, then lost his bid for re-election in 2022. A New London High School graduate, he is a retired Waupaca County sheriff’s deputy and currently serves on the county board. He has two children who have graduated from New London High School, and two who are students in New London.
Zaddack retired after teaching math to elementary-grade students for 32 years in the New London School District. She and her husband have two adult children who graduated from New London High School.