Election Preview on stands Wednesday!


April 9, locals will be heading to the polls for this year’s municipal elections. This week’s Republic-Times newspaper features candidate profiles and an election preview, so you are informed when you step into the voters box next week. Pick up a copy of this week’s edition of the award winning Republic-Times newspaper — on stands Wednesday. Or subscribe online today, to see a complete election preview.

Below is a taste of what you will see in the RT election preview and what you need to know, come Tuesday. Also featured in this week’s paper: 2012 Monroe County assessments. 

Six vying for three Waterloo School Board seats

Six candidates are running for three seats on the Waterloo School Board. Appointed board members Thomas Schrieber and Dwight Boehm are hoping to win their first elected terms. Challengers are John Caupert, Gary Most, Steve Wheat and Kevin Wheat.

Longtime board member Linda Pickett is not running for re-election.

Board membership is restricted to a maximum of three members from any congressional township in the school district. Based on current membership, not more than one may be elected from Township 2S Range 9W, and not more than two may be elected from Township 3S Range 10W or Township 2S Range 10W.

Thomas Schrieber and Gary Most are in Township 2S Range 9W; Steve Wheat  and Dwight Boehm are in Township 3S Range 10W; Kevin Wheat and John Caupert are in Township 2S Range 10W.

If two of the top three overall vote earners fall in Township 2S Range 9W (Schrieber and Most), only the one with the most votes is elected due to membership restriction.

If the top three overall vote earners of these six candidates fall in Township 3S Range 10W (Boehm and Steve Wheat) or Township 2S Range 10W (Caupert and Kevin Wheat), all three are elected.

Pick up a copy of the RT for a look at all six candidates….

Columbia mayor’s race to be decided Tuesday

Leading the list of locally contested races in Tuesday’s municipal election is the one for Columbia mayor. Other contested races in Columbia include one for city clerk and another for Ward 4 alderman.

Meanwhile, there are no contested city races in Waterloo.

Polling places are open for voting from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call the Monroe County Clerk’s Office at 939-8681, ext. 302, for more information.

Pick up a copy of the RT to view profiles of the two candidates running for Columbia mayor. Other contested Columbia races also appear in this week’s edition…

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