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La Crosse County board races for April starting to fill up

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Candidates in La Crosse County have started lining up for county board races which will be on the April ballot.  They can start collecting signatures on nomination papers this week. 

The 29-member board will increase by one seat next year because of population growth, meaning all 30 supervisors will be elected in the spring. 

One district in La Crosse already has three possible candidates, including incumbent Gary Padesky. 

Former supervisor Mike Giese is running again, challenging current Onalaska board member Jack Pogreba (po-GREBB-uh). 

La Crosse city council member Chris Woodard is taking on incumbent Dawn Wacek, and assistant La Crosse police chief Rob Abraham is running against long-time board member Vicki Burke. 

Twenty-four supervisors have announced plans to run for new 2-year terms, and half of them already have challengers taking out papers. 

Just one incumbent so far has announced she will not run again in April…Andrea Richmond, who also represents north La Crosse on the city council. 

Monroe and Crawford Counties will have circuit court races on the April ballot.  There is no Wisconsin state supreme court race planned in 2022.      

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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