Dairy farmers in eight Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) d/b/a/ Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin districts have until May 24 to vote for candidates in eight open seats in the current election.
The candidates for the 2019 election, listed alphabetically by district, are:
District 3: Lincoln, Oneida, Price and Taylor counties
Nominee – Mark Leder – Gleason
District 6: Chippewa and Eau Claire counties
Nominees – Jaclyn Backhaus, Boyd, and Douglas Danielson, Cadott
District 9: Shawano and Waupaca counties
Nominees – Donald Robaidek, Pulaski, and Jeff Strassburg, Wittenberg
District 12: Portage, Waushara and Wood counties
Nominees – Ken Heiman, Marshfield, and Steve Pankratz, Marshfield
District 15: Adams, Juneau and Monroe counties
Nominee – Mary Cook, Wilton
District 18: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington, and Waukesha
Nominee – Dean Strauss, Sheboygan Falls
District 21: Crawford and Vernon counties
Nominees – Gail Klinkner, Viroqua, Kevin Wallaser, Desoto, Danika Wehling, Westby
District 24: Dane and Jefferson counties
Nominees – Virgil Haag, Mount Horeb, and Tina Hinchley, Cambridge
Eligible producers who have not received a ballot can request one by contacting Debbie Gegare, Market Orders program coordinator, at 608-224-5116 or Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed ballots must be signed and sent to WI DATCP, Marketing Order Program, P.O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911. The ballots must be postmarked on or before May 24. Unsigned ballots will not be counted.
To view candidate biographies and for more information on the DFW election, visit www.wisconsindairy.org/elections. Elected producers will serve three-year terms starting July 1, 2019.
DATCP administers elections for Wisconsin commodity marketing boards. To learn more about the market order boards, visit https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/About_Us/MarketingBoards.aspx