November 18, 2023 – West Bend, Wi – Vinney Pheng will be throwing his hat in the ring in the April 2024 election as he announced he will run for District 5 alderman in West Bend, WI.
“I feel like I have something to give back to the community,” said Pheng.
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Pheng and his wife and two children have lived in West Bend, WI, since 1999; he has lived in District 5 since 2007.
Pheng earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from San Francisco State University. He served more 10 years in the military and is a member of the VFW West Bend Post No. 1393.
This is not the first political venture for Pheng, he won a seat on the West Bend School Board in 2012 and served until 2015.
Pheng said a couple of his platforms include ensuring a safe community, a sound fiscal budget, and a family-friendly community.
“I felt really blessed to have served on the school board, I was honored the people of West Bend trusted me enough to put me in that position and I hope the people in District 5 will have the same confidence in me,” he said.
District 5 boundaries are south of Washington Street, west to Veterans Avenue / Indiana Avenue, south to Sand Drive and Hargrove Street, and east to Brookview Drive / Creekwood Drive.
Incumbent Jed Dolnick is not running for reelection.
Dolnick ran for 5th District Alderman in 2020. At the time the seat was held by Rich Kasten.
Dolnick had experience on the council prior to 2020, he served as the 6th District Alderman from 1981-1985 and the 5th District Alderman from 1998-2002.
Candidates will start circulating nomination papers December 1, 2023, as the Spring Primary is February 20, 2024, and the Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election is April 2, 2024.Wisconsin Elections Commission 2024 Calendar of Election Events (Rvsd Oct6.2023)_0
The Wisconsin Election Commission just filed a notice: The Type A Notice of the Spring Election to be held on April 2, 2024, contains all state level and judicial offices to be elected throughout the state. County clerks must publish the Type A notice by November 28, 2023.
If more than two candidates file for one seat, a primary election will be held Tuesday, February 20, 2024.
Aldermanic candidates need to collect between 20 – 40 signatures.
Candidates running for Washington County Board Supervisor must submit 50 -100 signatures and candidates running for County Executive must submit 500 – 1000 signatures.
According to the Wisconsin Election Commission, “The statutory deadline for incumbents to file a written notification stating that they do not intend to run for reelection to their current office (notification of non-candidacy) with the filing officer is the 2nd Friday preceding the due date (December 22, 2023, by 5 p.m.) for filing nomination papers.”