While it seems that the presidential campaign just finally ended, Greenfield and West Allis voters are finding themselves having to think about more elections, this time local ones on April 4.
Michael Neitzke who is in the top spot in the city of Greenfield has a challenger this year. Neitzke, 4730 W. Abbott Ave., is being challenged by Ben Rucka, 5223 S. 49th St., who is an alternate member of the city's community development authority.
But the most action will be in Greenfield's District 1, where three challengers are after the seat occupied by Alderwoman Linda Lubotsky, 4801 W. Howard Ave. The challengers are Denise Collins, 4439 S 38th St., who is a plan commission member; Cord Harris, 4393 S. 38th St.; and Shawn Hart, 3416 S. Crandon Place.
A primary election will be held Feb. 21 to narrow the field to two.
Rematch in Greenfield
Greenfield Alderman Bruce Bailey, 4281 S. 81st St., and former alderman James Palmar, 5001 S. 68th St., will go at it, again. They jousted in a three-way primary in February 2014 when Palmar was eliminated as Bailey went on his way to unseat Alderman Tom Pietrowski. in the April election. Bailey served as president of the Greenfield School Board before running for alderman. Palmar was served as alderman from 1989 to 1997.
Mayoral terms are four years and whoever is elected mayor in April will receive $88,687 per year plus a $300 per month auto allowance and $300 per month expense allowance. Aldermen serve three-year terms and receive $6,300 plus a $175 per month auto allowance and a $150 per month expense account.
While all the municipal incumbents in Greenfield face opposition, both Greenfield School Board members are running for re-election unopposed. They are Tom Frohna, 4120 W. Upham Ave., who is seeking his second term, and veteran board member Pam Sierzchulski, 7935 W. Cold Spring Road, who was appointed to the Greenfield School Board in 2003, elected in 2004 to a three-year term, re-elected in 2007 and elected again in 2011 and re-elected in 2014.
School board terms are for three years and members receive $4,500 annually.
5 for West Allis schools
With West Allis municipal races having been held last year, the only local race is for the West Allis-West Milwaukee School Board where two challengers are taking on three incumbents.
The incumbents are Dan Bailey, 2975 S. 94th St.; Diane Narlock, 1034 S. 89th St.; and Gail Radonski, 7822 W. Manitoba St.
The challengers are Brian Keller, 2055 S. 79th St., and Noah Leigh, 7026 W. Rogers St.
West Allis school terms are three years.