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Two mayoral candidates will be write-in on ballot
RHINELANDER - There will only be one name on this spring's mayoral ballot. But that doesn't mean there is only one candidate running.

Last month, the city clerk ruled that Chris Frederickson's and Scott Counter's candidacy papers were invalid because they failed to properly date the forms.

The clerks ruling came after candidate Alex Young challenged their papers with the Wisconsin Election Commission. Despite the ruling, Frederickson said, "It is going to be a lively race."

Frederickson challenged the Commission's decision. On Monday, the State Election Commission rejected his challenge. It confirmed that the city clerk was correct in throwing him off the ballot. 

Frederickson said he has learned from the experience.

"Being able to accept fault and the move on. Not allowing pride or other issues to stop you from moving forward. I think these are blocks that typically happen in our society and I won't be dissuade[d]," said Frederickson.

Frederickson said he decided to stay in the race because he is being encouraged by the community.

"I believe that the taxpayers of Rhinelander need a strong leaderm and I look forward to being that person," he said.

Scott Counter also plans to run as a write-in candidate. Frederickson has not officially filed to be a write-in candidate but plans to do so on Thursday.

The spring General Election will be held on April 3. 

Story By: Maggie Fitzgerald


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