Five Candidates Running for Four Rhinelander School Board Seats
- There won't be much turnover on the Rhinelander School board after this spring's elections.
Of the five candidates running for four open seats, four of them are already on the board.
Judy Conlin, Mary Peterson, Grady Hartman and Ray Burgan are all up for reelection.
The fifth challenger is newcomer Dennis O'Brien.
There will not be a primary for this election. That means voters will choose four candidates April 2nd.
There are three, three-year seats and one, one-year seat available.
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