Under state elections law, candidates who do not intend to run for the office they currently represent are required to file a Notification of Noncandidacy no later than 5 p.m. on the second Friday before the filing deadline for nomination papers and other ballot access documents. This year the second Friday was December 21, 2012. If the incumbent failed to file the Notification of Noncandidacy by December 21, 2012, and did not file ballot access documents to run for their current seat, the filing deadline is extended 72 hours for any other candidate for the office under extension, except for the candidate. One of incumbent Board of Education officeholders did not file, that person was none other than Jeff Traylor.
Board of Education candidates were required to submit their paperwork by 5pm Wednesday January 2, 2013. Since Jeff Traylor did not file his Notification of Noncandidacy at all, persons wishing to file candidacy for the BOA office can now do so until Monday January 7th at 5pm. Under the law, neither Traylor or any other incumbent can file from this point on. That would include David Works or Judith Bialk. Only new candidates for the office can still file.
Currently incumbents Debby (it’s not fair I am not board president) Larson and Melissa (I love to spend your money) Klein have filed papers for candidacy along with new comer Alan Aleksandrowitz. That would make it a shoe in for the two incumbents without a need for any campaign.
Here is the email I received from Meghan Dade, our district’s Communications Coordinator for FPS after I inquired about an extension posted on the FPS website:
From: Dade, Meghan [mailto:Meghan.Dade@Franklin.k12.wi.us]
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2013 2:17 PM
To: MAERSCH, BRYAN
Subject: RE: Board of Education Election
As of the filing deadline at 5:00 PM yesterday, the following have submitted papers for the April School Board Election:
- Alan Aleksandrowicz
- Melissa Klein
- Debbie Larson
The third incumbent, Mr. Jeff Traylor, did not file papers and did not complete a Declaration of Non-Candidacy by the deadline in December, and as such we are required to extend the deadline for other candidates to file papers. The deadline is now extended until Monday, January 7th at 5:00 PM.
Communications Coordinator, Franklin Public School District
8255 West Forest Hill Avenue Franklin, WI 53132
From: Bryan Maersch
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2013 1:59 PM
To: Dade, Meghan
Subject: Board of Education Election
I saw on the Franklin Public School web page that submission of election papers are open now until January 7th at 5pm. I am assuming this is because one of the incumbents did not turn in their intention of Non-candidacy paperwork and State Election laws require a 72 extension.
School Board Election: Deadline Extended to January 7th
NOTICE OF DEADLINE EXTENSION
JANUARY 3, 2013
The deadline for filing ballot access documents for the office of School Board Member has been extended 72 hours to 5:00PM on Monday, January 7th.
Can you tell me (as of last night):
- Who the incumbent was that did not turn in their Non-Candidacy paperwork.
- Who did file paperwork for the Board of Education spring election.
Bryan P. Maersch
Franklin, WI 53132