The deadline to run for Whitefish Bay Village Board is just a couple days away.
Two seats are up for election on the Whitefish Bay Village Board in April, and so far two candidates — incumbent Trustee Jay Miller and Palisades Road resident Robert Crawford — are the only candidates who have submitted the necessary paperwork to run for election.
Crawford, a former Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge, is a regular attendee of Village Board meetings and often speaks about sewer issues facing the village. Crawford and Miller will run unopposed for the two elected positions unless another resident decides to run for office.
To run for office, you can pick up the necessary paperwork from Village Hall or email Deputy Village Clerk Kayla Chadwick at K.Chadwick@wfbvillage.org. In addition to an application, candidates must collect 20 nomination signatures from residents in the village. All of the paperwork must be submitted by the close of business Wednesday.
Village President Julie Siegel said she would like to see a contested election, because it creates a debate about the issues facing the village.
"Being on the board, we talk about everything from tree trimming to budgets to sewers, and I think it's important for the village as a whole to be represented by someone on all the issues," she said. "When you come in uncontested, there's no chance to debate the issues."