Two Common Council members for the City of Black River Falls have decided not to run for re-election, leaving one of those seats currently without a registered candidate for the April 3rd election.

Ward 1 Alderperson Jeriah Rave, Sr. was appointed to the position on December 6, 2016 to represent Ward 1 during Alderperson Ryan Simonis’ military leave of absence.  Simonis filed a notice of non-candidacy on June 29, 2017 and Rave is not seeking election for this office.

Ward 2 Alderperson Laura Colloton Chrest was elected to the position in April 2016 and is not seeking re-election.  To date, registered write-in candidates for the Ward 2 seat in the April election are Tasha Koresh and Travis Brown.

Ward 3 Alderperson John Ross did not file nomination papers to appear on the ballot but has since registered as a write-in candidate for Ward 3.

Ward 4 Alderperson Joel Busse is seeking re-election and will appear on the April 3rd ballot.

Anyone interested in serving as a Ward 1 representative on the Black River Falls Common Council should register as a write-in at City Hall.

To be eligible, a candidate must be a qualified elector of the city and aldermanic district and reside in the district at the time of election.  A qualified elector is defined in Wis. Stat. §6.02 as a U.S. Citizen, 18 years of age or older, who has resided in the election district for at least 28 consecutive days before the election at which he/she offers to vote and who is not disqualified by virtue of one or more of the impediments described in Wis. Stat. §6.03.

Detailed ward maps are available at City Hall.

The deadline for registering as a write-in candidate for the April 3rd election is 12:00 noon on Friday, March 30, 2018.