Ballots must be postmarked on or before April 26

The deadline to mail in your Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) director election ballot is April 26. For the 2014 elections, seven districts have candidates running unopposed, while two districts have run-off elections.
Here are the 11 candidates, listed in alphabetical order by district:

District 1 Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn Counties
Candidate: Ben Peterson of Grantsburg

District 4 Barron and Polk Counties
Candidate: Audrey Kusilek of Rice Lake

District 7 Clark County
Candidate: David Bangart of Greenwood
Candidate: Richard Price of Stanley

District 10 Brown, Door and Kewaunee Counties
Candidate: John Pagel of Kewaunee

District 13 Buffalo, Pierce and Pepin Counties
Candidate: Lanette Harsdorf of Beldenville

District 16 Fond du Lac, Green Lake and Marquette Counties
Candidate: David Schmitz of Fond du Lac

District 19 Columbia and Dodge Counties
Candidate: Becky Levzow of Rio

District 22 Grant County
Candidate: Ann Kieler of Platteville
Candidate: Mary Wackershauser of Lancaster

District 25 Green, Rock and Walworth Counties
Candidate: Stacy Eberle of Monroe

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) mailed ballots the first week of April to licensed dairy operations in the nine election districts. Each licensed dairy operation receives one vote, which must be mailed back to DATCP. The department encourages voters to read and follow directions when filling out the ballot as it requires multiple steps. Producers in "election" areas who have not received a ballot should contact Noel Favia from DATCP at (608) 224-5140. Election results will be announced later in May.
For more information on the WMMB 2014 Board of Director elections and to review candidate biography information, visit
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