Two Wood County Supervisors face challengers this spring; County chair will not seek reelection
By City Times staff
WOOD COUNTY – Two Wood County Supervisors will face challengers in the spring election.
District 2 Supervisor Donna Rozar will face Andy Andrews in the north Wood County district, while District 7 Supervisor Robert Ashbeck will be challenged by Bill Voight.
County Clerk Trent Miner said that the District 10 seat was held open until Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. as current Supervisor Mark Holbrook did not file non-candidacy or papers to run again.
“An extra 72 hours is provided for in statutes for anybody, except the incumbent, that didn’t file paperwork,” Miner explained.
In District 12, Board Chairman Doug Machon has decided not to seek re-election to his District 12 seat.
“There is a time to step away. That time is now. We have accomplished a great deal in the last two years. I can leave with my head held high,” Machon said in a statement to the City Times.
Laura Valenstein will seek the District 12 seat on the ballot in the upcoming election.
Two other incumbents are not seeking to regain their seat on the board – Dawn Urban in District 4 and Marion Hokamp in District 13. Former supervisor, Ed Wagner, will look to return to a seat on the board in District 4, while John Hokamp seeks the District 13 seat.
All other incumbents – Dave LaFontaine in District 1, Mike Feirer in District 3, Adam Fischer in District 5, Allen Breu in District 6, Jake Hahn in District 8, William Winch in District 9, Kenneth Curry in District 11, Dennis Polach in District 14, Bill Clendenning in District 15, Lance Pliml in District 16, Joseph Zurfluh in District 17, Brad Hamilton in District 18, and Bill Leichtman in District 19 – will run unopposed.