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An early look at election filings in New Berlin

City and school district will have key seats available in spring balloting

Dec. 2, 2013

New Berlin — The terms of four aldermen, including Common Council President Ken Harenda, will expire in April, as will the terms of two School Board members, including president Dave Maxey.

Those thinking of running for city office can now start circulating nomination papers, while candidates for School Board need only file a declaration of candidacy and a campaign registration statement.

The filing deadline is 5 p.m. Jan. 7. Municipal candidates will file at the New Berlin City Hall, 3805 S. Casper Drive, and school candidates at the district office, 4333 S. Sunnyslope Road.

The election will be April 1, and a primary, if needed, would be Feb. 18.

Aldermanic and school terms are three years. Aldermen receive $7,000 and School Board members, $3,500.

Harenda, who has been District 4 alderman since 2002 and Common Council president since 2004, said he plans to seek a fourth term.

Two other aldermen — Laura Karvala in the 2nd District and Dennis Horbinski in the 6th District — are finishing their first terms. Karvala filed on Monday to run for re-election. Horbinski said a seond term is "under consideration."

John Fillar was appointed this year to serve as 7th District alderman after long-time alderman David Ament was elected mayor. The Common Council appointed Fillar to serve until an election could be held to elect someone to serve the two years remaining on Ament's aldermanic term.

Fillar said he intends to run.

On the school side, Maxey, finishing his second term on the board, hadn't announced his intentions, as of press deadline. Art Marquardt, in his third. term, said he will run for a fourth term.

— Jane Ford-Stewart

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