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Four village residents have filed nomination papers to run for municipal judge in Sturtevant.

Incumbent Robert Niemec and three newcomers – Kathy Lynaugh, Steven Brown and Stuart Ten Cate – have all thrown their hats into the ring. Because there are more than two candidates, residents will vote in a primary Feb. 17 to narrow the choices down.

Village Board Races:

In both Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant, all incumbents up for re-election filed nomination papers to retain their seats, and there is an additional name on each ballot as well albeit for different positions.

Mount Pleasant Village President Mark Gleason will face off against former Trustee Jerry Garski, The Journal Times is reporting.

Gleason said in an email to the newspaper that he is running “to continue the ongoing hard work so we can be proud of where we live.”

Garski told Racine County Eye he was getting calls almost daily from residents urging him to run, and neighbors were talking to him about running. He pulled his papers Friday when he went to Village Hall to pay his taxes.

“A lot of people approached me about running,” he said. “I’m here to serve the people, and I enjoy it. This is our village, and I plan on living here a long, long time.”

In Sturtevant, Steven Jansen is running unopposed for village president, but there are four candidates for three open trustee seats.

Incumbents John Johnson, Chris Larsen and Chris Wright are all running, and newcomer Michelle Duchow have turned in nomination papers.

The general election is April 7.


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