Who's running for office in the North Shore

Jan. 2, 2013


Want to have a bigger say in your local government? A number of seats are up for grabs throughout the North Shore in 2013, to be filled in the April 2 spring election. If necessary, a primary is held Feb. 19 to narrow the list of candidates in the general election. Incumbents and challengers must submit a campaign registration statement, declaration of candidacy and nomination papers by 5 p.m. Jan. 2 (after press deadline) to their local filing officer. Incumbents wishing not to run must submit a declaration of noncandidacy by 5 p.m. Dec. 21. Nomination papers are available at local village or city halls for village board, common council and municipal judge positions. Campaign registration statements and declaration of candidacy forms are available at local school districts. All forms are available at the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board website, gab.wi.gov, by following the "Elections" and "Candidates - Getting on the Ballot" links.


Village Board: two seats

Who has filed:

EIDO WALNY, incumbent

Phone: (414) 339-5344

Email: ewalny@walnylegal.com

Address: 9440 N. Fairway Drive

Age: 36

Previous elected experience: Bayside Village Trustee since 2008; completed the term of Tom Sopkovitch when he passed away and has been serving on the board since re-elected.

Family: wife, Michelle; son, Ilan; and daughter, Koko

Education: University of Chicago; Boston University School of Law

Professional experience: practicing Estate Planning and Asset Protection attorney since 2001; founder of Walny Legal Group, which is a boutique estate planning law firm based in Fox Point, but with a national clientele.

MICHAEL BARTH, incumbent

Phone: (414) 228-7203

Email: mjbarth@yahoo.com

Address: 9270 N. Waverly Drive

Age: 55

Previous elected experience: board member since 2003; before becoming a trustee, Barth served as a citizen member of village committees.

Family: wife, Lynda; two daughters, Sarah and Anna

Education: UW-Madison, degree in economics and business

Professional experience: Deposit Product Manager at Associated Bank since 2007; previously worked at Merchants & Manufacturers Bancorp 2005 to 2007 and before that at Strong Investments.


Village Board: three seats, which includes village president

Who has filed:

CARL KRUEGER, incumbent village president

Email: carl@ckrueger.net

Address: 9326 N. Fairy Chasm Lane

Age: 65

Previous elected experience: Brown Deer Plan Commission, trustee since 2001 and village president since 2007; Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Board of Commissioners; Intergovernmental Cooperation Council; North Shore Fire Department board of directors; and Brown Deer Foundation Board

Family: wife, Charlene; children, Diane Kreuger, Deborah Keuther and Jonathan Krueger

Education: Custer High School, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Professional: president of Carl Krueger Construction since 1991

JEFF BAKER, incumbent

Email: jaabaker@juno.com

Address: 9803 N. Goldendale Drive

Age: 46

Previous elected experience: serving on Village Board since 2001; serves on Personnel Committee, Library Board, and Planning Commission; has served on Traffic and Public Safety, Finance committees.

Family: wife, Angela Baker; daughter, Alexandria

Education: B.S. in business and computer system from Milwaukee School of Engineering

Professional experience: Quality Engineer, Customer Service Manager, Sales Manager at STRATTEC Security Corporation


Email: gspringman@wi.rr.com

Address: 9185 N. 60th St.

Age: 60

Previous elected experience: Village Trustee since 2004; volunteered for Park and Recreation Committee for three years and has served as chair for nine years, and currently serves on the Personnel and Finance committees.

Family: wife, Susan; children, Eddie and Greg

Education: bachelor's degree in mass communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1974

Professional: dispatcher at Commerce Industrial Chemicals


Email: obunge@wi.rr.com

Address: 8056 N 54th St.

Age: 63

Previous elected experience: Fourth of July Committee, Public and Traffic Safety Committee

Family: wife, Patricia.; daughter, Ashley

Education: bachelor's in business administration with a focus on finance

Professional experience: Currently retired and doing part-time work with Krueger Construction, previously a Branch Manager at a local bank, insurance underwriter, and sales director at a technology company

School Board: two seats


Village Board: two seats

Who has filed:


Phone: (414) 228-6646

Email: dhfrazer15@gmail.com

Address: 6405 N. Berkeley Blvd.

Age: 55 Previous elected experience: Fox Point Village Trustee, completing first term

Family: spouse: Karen M. Schapiro; children: Nathan and Jacob

Education: B.A. Oberlin College, J.D. Northwestern University School of Law

Professional experience: shareholder, DeWitt Ross & Stevens (tax attorney)

ERIC FONSTAD, incumbent

Phone: (414) 540-0288

Email: efonstad@wi.rr.com

Address: 7405 N. Beach Dr.

Age: 64

Previous elected experience: six years as Fox Point village trustee

Family: wife: Bridget; adult daughter

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Madison; law degree from UW-Madison; and MBA from UW-Milwaukee

Professional experience: retired (worked as a corporate attorney for Wisconsin-based companies)


School Board: two seats; Both school board members up for re-election have announced noncandidacy.


Common Council: three seats Who has filed:

1st District alderman:


Phone: (414) 332-3983

Email: rwhitII@aol.com

Address: 5350 N. Navajo Ave.

Age: 71

Previous elected experience: alderman since April 1997

Family: wife and two adult sons

Education: bachelor's degree in journalism from the UW-Milwaukee

Job: retired vice president of Northwestern National Insurance Group

3rd District alderman


Phone: (262) 880-7370

Email: johngelhard@sbcglobal.net

Address: 734 W. Apple Tree Road

Previous elected experience: board of directors, Wisconsin State Attorneys Association, 2005-present; board of directors, Racine Theatre Guild, 1996-1999

Family: married, one child (8 years old)

Education: J.D. Marquette University; B.A. University of Illinois, Champaign

Professional experience: administrative law judge, state of Wisconsin 1993-present

5th District alderman:

IZZY GOLDBERG, incumbent

Phone: (414) 351-4479

Email: Isadore_g@hotmail.com

Address: 2225 W. Brantwood Ave.

Age: 69

Previous elected experience: alderman for nine years

Family: married; with adult son

Education: a.a. degree-college

Job: self-employed


School Board: one seat CHRISTOPHER SOYKE

Email: cpsoyke@wi.rr.com

Address: 9250 N. Spruce Road, River Hills

Age: 47

Previous elected experience: N/A

Family: wife, Bobbi; daughters ages 8, 10 and 12, all of whom attend the Maple Dale-Indian Hill district

Education: B.S. Finance from Trinity University in San Antonio, MBA from Marquette University

Professional experience: banker and currently a regional manager of client management and sales at Fidelity National Information Services.

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