November 6, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – As of 12:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 there were two Washington County Supervisors who filed certificate of non-candidacy paperwork.
Today, Dist. 4 Supervisor Chris Jenkins filed a certificate of non-candidacy.
Chris Jenkins is with his son filing paperwork at the Washington County Clerk’s office.
“I did so now, as Roger did, to allow adequate time for someone to consider running in my place,” said Jenkins.
Jenkins was first elected to the Washington County Board in April 2018. He said he will serve out the remainder of his term which ends following the election in April 2020 when the new candidate is sworn in.
“Over this term, the County Board and how it currently operates was not my cup of tea,” said Jenkins. “I hope the efforts to shrink the size of the Board, and change how the policy-making process occurs, improves things. I am optimistic that a county executive will produce the strong leader the county-level of government sorely needs.”
Jenkins also serves as District 4 alderman in the City of West Bend. “I will take this added time to better focus on my roles and responsibilities at the city level,” he said.
Candidates have until December 27, 2019 by 5 p.m. to file a certificate of non-candidacy if they do not plan to run in April 2020.
Candidates who are running may begin circulating papers to collect signatures on December 1, 2019. Those signatures must be turned in by 5 p.m. on January 7, 2020.
Candidates running for Washington County Board Supervisor must submit 50 -100 signatures and candidates running for County Executive must submit 500 – 1000 signatures.
For the city council, aldermen need to submit 20-40 signatures from people in their district. Mayoral candidates must submit 200-400 signatures to run for office.
On a side note: Two people are currently vying for the newly elected county executive post in Washington County: Joshua Schoemann and Adam Gitter.
It was Sept. 11, 2019 when the Washington County Board voted a second time to switch from a hired county administrator to an elected county executive. Click HERE
for the story.