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KAUKAUNA — Kaukauna Mayor Tony Penterman announced Saturday that he will run for re-election in April 2024.

In an Instagram post, Penterman said he is circulating nomination papers. He was first elected in 2018 and currently is in his third, two-year term.

The election will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2024, with a primary if necessary on Tuesday Feb. 20, 2024.

Candidates for local offices bagan circulating nomination papers for the April general election on Dec. 1, 2023.

The Spring Primary (if needed) wil be on Feb. 20, 2024 and Spring Election on April 2, 2024.

The April 2 election also will be the presidential primary.

The following officers are to be elected:

  • Mayor, for the term of two years, to succeed Anthony Penterman, whose term will expire on April 16, 2024.
  • City Attorney, for the term of two years, to succeed Kevin Davidson, whose term will expire on April 30, 2024.
  • Municipal Judge, for the term of four years, to succeed John Van Drunen, whose term will expire on April 16, 2024.
  • An Alderperson, for the term of two years, to succeed Jennie Eggleston, Ald. Dist. No. 1, Wards 1, 2, and 3, whose term will expire on April 16, 2024.
  • An Alderperson, for the term of two years, to succeed John Moore, Ald. Dist. No. 2, Wards 4, 5, and 16, whose term will expire on April 16, 2024.
  • An Alderperson, for the term of two years, to succeed Mary Jo Kilgas, Ald. Dist. No. 3, Wards 6 and 7, whose term will expire on April 16, 2024.
  • An Alderperson, for the term of two years, to succeed Mike Coenen, Ald. Dist. No. 4, Wards 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, whose term will expire on April 16, 2024.
  • School Board member for a term of three years to succeed Josh Karl whose term will expire on April 22, 2024.
  • School Board member for a term of three years to succeed Sally Feistel whose term will expire on April 22, 2024.

District maps available here.

NOMINATION PAPERS

The first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2023, and the final day for filing nomination papers in the office of the City Clerk is 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

If you are interested in running for a City office and have questions regarding the process, please contact City Clerk Sally Kenney at (920) 766-6300 ext. 1110 or by email at skenney@kaukauna.gov.

School Board candidates should contact the district office.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Friday, December 1, 2023 – First day for candidates to circulate nomination papers for 2024 Spring Election.
  • Friday, December 22, 2023 – Last day (5 p.m.) for incumbents not seeking re-election to file Declaration of Non-Candidacy with the City Clerk.
  • Tuesday, January 2, 2024 – Last day (5 p.m.) for candidates to file nomination papers with the City Clerk.
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024 – Spring Primary (if required).
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024 – Spring Election.
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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.