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0708, 04 Jan 17

Candidade Reportedly Backs Out of West Bend School Board Race

That would really stink if the taxpayers have to pay for an unnecessary primary because one of the candidates can’t make up his or her mind.

Jan. 4, 2017 – West Bend, WI – There seems to be a little confusion regarding whether a primary election will be held next month in the West Bend School District.  On Tuesday, it was reported on that seven candidates had filed papers to run for three seats on the West Bend School Board.

Those names were confirmed with the Deb Roensch, the executive assistant to the superintendent.

Later in the evening word spread one candidate backed out.

If there are only six candidates then a primary election is not necessary, however the question remains if someone did file papers by the 5 p.m. deadline do they still have to run or can they file non-candidacy and retract the papers.

Why the big stink? Because a primary election costs taxpayers money. If it’s not needed then there would be no expense as the seats would be determined during the regular Spring Election.


0708, 04 January 2017


  1. jjf

    Petty outrage. You fret about the cost of a school district primary but ignore much larger costs associated with the WisGOP’s shenanigans at the state level.

  2. penquin

    I can’t remember exactly – what did this blog have to say when the Republican party made a coordinated effort to run their own people as Democrats in order to force a primary election? Talk about a waste of taxpayer dollars…



  3. jjf

    It’s OK when a Republican does it.

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