Marquette County Circuit Judge candidates Ben Bult and Donna Cacic Wissbaum greeted about a dozen citizens who had gathered to ask them questions at the Westfield Chamber of Commerce meeting last week.  They had similar feelings on topics, such as being impartial if they knew the person they were making a ruling on, to which they both answered that if they felt they couldn’t, they would remove themselves from the case. They also both felt strongly on using the facts before them to rule within the law, even if personal feelings don’t agree with the law.


Marquette County Contested Races:
All names are listed in the order they will appear on the various ballots.

Circuit Court Judge for Marquette County on the State ballot:
Bernard Ben Bult
Donna Cacic Wissbaum

No County Supervisor elections this year.

Town Board contested races:

Town of Buffalo – Town Board Chairperson
Fred Wollenburg
Charles R. Corso

Town of Douglas – Town Board Supervisor
(2 will be elected)
Troy Martens
Doug Parrott
Greg Smith

Town of Mecan – Town Treasurer
Irene L. Palmer
Caroline M. Gemoll

Town of Packwaukee – Town Board Chairperson
Don Hall
Al Rosenthal

Town of Packwaukee – Town Board Supervisor
(2 will be elected)
Joseph Oravetz
Jim Sanders
Dale Walters
Tom Bowman

Town of Springfield – Town Board Supervisor #2
Larry McLaughlin
Byron Henke

Town of Westfield – Town Board Chairperson
Karl Schulz
John Bennett

City of Montello – Mayor
Mike Ott
Robert “Rick” Siettmann – write-in

No contested races in the Towns not listed

No contested races in the four Villages.

No contested races in the School District of Montello

Montello School District
Board Member – 3 will be elected
Kyle Hunter
Andy Zellmer
Sara McNamara (Write-in)
Steve Barganz (Write-in)

Pardeeville Area School District
Board Member – 2 will be elected
Margo Pufahl
Harold Balsiger
Michael Brouette

Portage Community School District
“Rural Seat”
Chad Edwards
Rich Jacobson
School District of Princeton
Board Member – 2 will be elected
Melissa Schueler
Leigh Mlodzik
Jasper Kallenbach


School District of Westfield
“Village of Westfield and Township of Westfield” Board Member
Brian Janke
Dominic Ferraro

School District of Wisconsin Dells
“Area 1” Board Member
Chris W. Lechnir
Lisa A. Delmore

No County or Municipal Referendums

Two Referendum questions in portions of Marquette County for the following two school districts:

Markesan District Schools
Shall the Markesan District Schools be authorized to exceed state revenue limits on a non-recurring basis by $940,000.00 for the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 school years to maintain School District programs and operations?

Portage Community School District –
Shall the Portage Community School District, Columbia, Marquette and Sauk Counties, Wisconsin beginning with the 2013-2014 school year and ending with the 2015-2016 school year be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $2,600,000 a year, for non-recurring purposes?