By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – Marshfield voters will need a primary to narrow the field of candidates running for the mayor’s seat. Three people filed the necessary paperwork by the Jan. 2 deadline to get placed on the ballot; they are current Marshfield Common Council members Tom Witzel and Rebecca Spiros, and political newcomer Bob McManus. A primary election will be held on Feb. 20 to narrow the field down to two candidates for the April 3 general election.
Longtime Mayor Chris Meyer is not running for re-election after serving five two-year terms which will end in April.
In other city council races
Meanwhile, there is a race for one seat on the Marshfield Common Council this spring. Current District 7 Incumbent Jason Zaleski is being challenged by David Peterson, and both got their necessary paperwork to the city’s clerk’s office by the Tuesday deadline.
There will be at least one new face on the Marshfield Common Council, as District 5 Alderman Ed Wagner announced in December that he would not seek re-election to the seat he’s held since April 2006.
One person has filed nomination papers for the seat. Steve MacSwain is running unopposed for Wagner’s seat.
Aldermen Mike Feirer, Chris Jockheck, and Tom Buttke will run unopposed in the spring election.