Candidate Information

February Primary


There will be a primary in District 1 for Alderperson and a statewide primary for Superintendent of Public Instruction held on February 21, 2017. The Spring Election will take place on April 4, 2017.

Candidates

Mayor (no challenger)


    Paul Esser, Incumbent 
        (608) 213-6788
        paulesserforsunprairie@gmail.com
            

District 1, Alderperson


    Russell W. Fassbender, Not Seeking Reelection 
        (608) 234-8700


    Ginger V. Baier, Challenger
        (608) 225-0715
        ginger.v.baier@gmail.com

    Matthew E. Harms, Challenger
        (608) 825-4343
        matt@harmsinsurancegroup.com

    Emily Lindsey, Challenger
        (608) 416-9700
        emilylindsey4sp@gmail.com

District 2, Alderperson


    Bill Connors, Incumbent
        (608) 354-5553
         
BillConnorsforSP@gmail.com
 
     Donna Bemis, Challenger
        (608) 837-6019
        1016walker@gmail.com

District 3, Alderperson
    

Mike Jacobs, Incumbent
        (608) 834-3262
        mikejacobsforcitycouncil@gmail.com

    George Frank, Challenger
        (608) 577-6692
        1georgefrank@gmail.com



District 4, Alderperson (no challenger)


    Al Guyant, Incumbent
        (608) 825-8844
        al.guyant@gmail.com

 

Spring Election


On April 4, 2017 voters will be electing:
  • Mayor
  • An Alderperson from each of the 4 districts in the city
  • A Court of Appeals Judge
  • Circuit Court Judge
  • County Supervisors
  • School District Offices
  • Referenda

Important Dates


If you expressed interested in running for public office, the deadlines for the April Election is as follows:
Date
Event
December 1, 2016 1st day for candidates to circulate nomination papers (Nomination papers for city offices are available in the City Clerk's Office, while nomination papers for school district positions are available at the school district office - 501 South Bird Street)
December 23, 2016 Incumbents not seeking re-election file Notification of Non-Candidacy with election clerk
January 3, 2017 Nomination papers are due in the Election Clerk's Office
February 21, 2017 Spring Primary Election - To be determined
April 4, 2017 Spring Election
April 18, 2017 City elected officials take Oath of Office

More Information


Additional information on how to run for public office is available online. Contact the City Clerk at 608-837-2511 or via email for additional questions.