The Green Lake City Council’s District 2 alderman position could be anyone’s.

   In April, two positions are up for election: posts currently held by District 2 Ald. Kevin Karau and District 3 Ald. George King.

   Incumbent King, who has served on the City Council since 2011, submitted his candidacy papers early on in the process in December.

   Karau, on the other hand, picked up the papers in December to declare his candidacy but never handed them in before the deadline last week Wednesday.

   This caused the deadline to be extended to Monday at 5 p.m. for anyone else interested in the position. State statute dictates that when an incumbent fails to hand in their candidacy papers after not declaring non-candidacy within the time allotted, an extension must be given.

   Karau explained that when he picked up the paperwork from city hall, he planned to run in what would have been his first official election, having served only a year on the council after being appointed last January.

   Read the full story, including Karau's reason for not running this year, in the Jan. 10, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.