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Small number of candidates on La Crosse council ballot as filing deadline for April approaches



Candidates have two days left to file papers for the city council election in La Crosse this spring, and as of last week, there’s only one contested council race.

The most recent posting on the city’s webpage lists two candidates who have declared in the 1st District, Zach Harter and Tamra Dickinson. They’re running to succeed retiring council member Andrea Richmond.

In the 2nd district, there was no declared candidate as of last Tuesday. Scott Neumeister is running for La Crosse School Board instead of for another term on the council.

Jenasea Hameister is sworn in as a La Crosse city council member on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, by city clerk Nikki Elsen. Hameister has declared as a candidate for April. (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

Four other council seats, in Districts 3 through 6, are up for election in April, and the four incumbents in those districts are unopposed at this point.

The filing deadline for April is 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

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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