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Menomonee Falls Village Board decides to forgo February primary

Jan. 14, 2014

Menomonee Falls — The Menomonee Falls Village Board last week unanimously voted to not have a primary election Feb. 18 for Seats No. 1 and No. 2, opting instead to put all the candidates on the April 1 ballot.

The board chose to only have an April election in an effort to save money.

There are three seats open on the Village Board. Michael McDonald, Katie Kress and Chris Rolenc are in the running for Seat No. 1. This seat is currently held by Sharon Ellis, who did not file for re-election.

Kevel Anderson, Timothy Newman and Chris Smolik are running for Seat No. 2. This seat is currently vacant as it was held by James Jeskewitz, who died in November. Joseph Helm was the only person to file for Seat No. 3, which currently belongs to Dennis Farrell. Farrell did not file candidacy.

The cost of a primary election was estimated to be $30,000, Menomonee Falls Village Manager Mark Fitzgerald said. The board, he said, decided they don't want to pay that cost, and instead opted to put everyone's name on the April 1 ballot.

The Falls board had three days after the nomination papers were due to decide if they are going to have a primary. The deadline to file was 5 p.m. Jan. 7.

— Danielle Switalski

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