Three of the six candidates for the Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction office being contested in the Feb. 16 primary election participated in some form at the Dec. 5, 2020 meeting of the Green Lake County Dems & Friends meeting via Zoom or in person.
Also participating via Zoom was Sheila Briggs, another candidate for the state’s top educator post. Learn more about Sheila at her Briggs for Kids website.
The third candidate at our meeting Saturday was Joe Fenrick, from Fond du Lac. Joe made the trip to Green Lake for the meeting, wore a face mask, practiced social distancing and tried hard to keep warm. Fenrick, a high school science teacher, has attended our meetings in the past. He also serves on the Fond du Lac County Board of Supervisors. Visit Fenick’s website, and Facebook page.
Technically, this is a nonpartisan election, which means that none of the candidates on the ballot will be identified by their political party affiliations.
Because there are six announced candidates for the position, it appears there will be a primary election on Feb. 16, for those candidates who garner enough signatures on their nomination papers. Each candidate is required to have a minimum of 2,000 signatures submitted to the Wisconsin Elections Commission by 5 p.m. on the first Tuesday of January, 2021 (Jan. 5).
If you are interested in signing a nomination paper for your preferred candidate, you can download a nomination paper from the candidate’s website.
Next week we will provide information on the other announced candidates.