The Manitowoc Mayoral race tops a lengthy list of locally contested races in Tuesday’s spring general election.  Incumbent Justin Nickels seeks a third four year term.  His challenger is Manitowoc businessman Barry Nelson.  Three seats are up for election to serve two year terms on the Manitowoc City Council.  In district 3, incumbent Christopher Able is being challenged by Jeremiah Novak; Todd Lotz and Austin Mielczarek are vying to represent district 7 and Rheienna Gabrel & Dennis Steinbrenner are looking for a seat in the 10th aldermanic distric.

In Two Rivers, Erin Gonnerman, David England, Bonnie Shimulunas and Bradley Yaggie are  vying for three at large seats on the City Countil.  There are several contested school board races including Kiel, Reedsville, Denmark and Chilton.  Supervisory contests are being held in the towns of Cato and Two Creeks.  There are a pair of contested chairperson seats in Newton and Cooperstown and there are two referendum questions on the ballot in Denmark where the school board is asking taxpayers for permission to approve $14.9 million for the purpose of implementing upgrades and enhancements and to exceed the state imposed revenue cap of $925,000 annually beginning next school year through the 2019-2020 school year for non-recurring purposes consisting of operating expenses.  Polls open at 7 Tuesday morning and WCUB/WOMT will provide complete election coverage once the polls close at 8 Tuesday night.

Manitowoc County voters today will also select a new circuit court judge for branch 3.  The two candidates on the ballot are Bob Dewane (dee-wayne’) & Patricia Koppa.