April 20 2012 07:12 AM

Ballots must be postmarked on or before April 28

The deadline to mail in your Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) director election ballot is April 28. For the 2012 elections, there are 12 candidates running for eight positions and a three-year term. Five districts have candidates running unopposed, while three districts have run-off elections.

Here are the candidates, listed by district:

District 2 Florence, Forest, Langlade, Marinette, Oconto and Vilas
Candidate: Connie Seefeldt of Coleman

District 5 Dunn and St. Croix
Candidate: Kay Zwald of Hammond

District 8 Marathon
Candidate: Dean B. Kraus of Stratford
Candidate: Steve Sternweis of Marshfield

District 11 Outagamie and Winnebago
Candidate: Robert Letter of Seymour

District 14 Jackson, La Crosse and Trempealeau
Candidate: Patricia Kling of Taylor
Candidate: Theron Prindle of Alma Center

District 17 Calumet and Manitowoc
Candidate: Kenneth Buelow of Hilbert
Candidate: Rosalie Geiger of Reedsville
Candidate: Patrick Van Groll of Maribel

District 20 Richland and Sauk
Candidate: Sharon Laubscher of Wonewoc

District 23 Iowa and Lafayette
Candidate: Jay M. Staffacher of Darlington

WMMB map of districts

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) mailed ballots earlier this month to licensed dairy operations in the eight election areas. Each licensed dairy operation receives one vote, which must be mailed back to DATCP. Producers in "election" areas who have not received a ballot should immediately contact Noel Favia from DATCP at (608) 224-5140. Election results will be announced later in May.

For more information on the WMMB 2012 Board of Director elections and to review detailed candidate biography information and photographs, please visit www.wmmb.com/elections.