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Kaukauna election preview: Candidate statements for mayor, alder, clerk/treasurer

By Barb Betcher KAUKAUNA -- The following candidates will be on the Feb. 20, 2018 Kaukauna primary election ballot. These statements are a short summary of their background/qualifications, reason for running, and goals. Join the discussion on Kaukauna's spring election in the Kaukauna Elections Facebook group. HERE. Feb. 20, 2018 primary: Districts 1

Familiar names considering run for Kaukauna mayor

Kaukauna Municipal Services Building. KCN photo.

KAUKAUNA -- Longtime mayor Gene Rosin's decision to step down after his current term has set up a competitive race for his replacement. So far, five familiar names have taken out nomination papers, according to Clerk/Treasurer Susan Duda. For mayor, Brian Roebke, Tony Penterman, Sam Kelly, Marty DeCoster, and Joe Grundy took

School board member Kelly announces run for mayor

KAUKAUNA -- Sam Kelly, a member of the Kaukauna School board, announced he will run for mayor in the spring 2018 election. Election day is April 3, 2018. A primary would be Feb. 20, 2018, if necessary. Longtime Kaukauna Mayor Gene Rosin announced back in September that he would not  run for re-election, according 

DeCoster wins seat on Kaukauna City Council

Campaign photo from the Marty for Alderman Facebook page.

KAUKAUNA -- Marty DeCoster, 38, a business owner and tireless promoter of downtown Kaukauna, won election to the Kaukauna City Council Tuesday, April 4, 2017. He defeated Jerry Palmer 182-91 for the District 1 seat on Kaukauna's northwest side, according to Clerk/Treasurer Susan Duda. DeCoster, who with his wife owns two businesses

Candidate views: Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction

Incumbent Tony Evers.

KAUKAUNA -- The most hotly contested statewide race heading into the April 4, 2017 general election will be that of State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Current Superintendent Tony Evers is facing a challenge from Lowel Holtz, superintendent of the Whitnall School District, John Humphries of the Dodgeville School District and Richard

DeCoster, Palmer to face each other for open council seat

KAUKAUNA – Marty DeCoster and Jerry Palmer will face each other for Kaukauna's District No. 1 aldermanic seat in the April 4, 2017 election. The seat currently is held Lin Collins who filed a notice of non candidacy, and will not run for re-election, according to Kaukauna City Clerk Susan Duda. That is