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The Town of Oregon will have a contested election in April for its constable position, and a new supervisor on its board.

Clerk Jennifer Hanson told the Observer in an email resident Sean Sommers filed nomination papers to run for constable, challenging incumbent Kurt Maher whose seat is up for re-election.

And the board will have a new supervisor running unopposed, Hanson said. Resident Kate Gladding filed nomination papers by the Tuesday, Jan. 5 deadline.

Gladding, according to a news release, has volunteered as a poll worker in Oregon and Madison, and at area hospice facilities. She has served on the town’s Park Committee for three years, and as a chief election inspector.

“I plan to support and encourage ‘commUNITY’ in our township where everyone belongs,” Gladding wrote in the release. “I will listen to those I may agree with and those I may disagree, building bridges to find common ground.”

She added in the release that she would be “honest, fair and committed” as a board supervisor.

In addition, incumbent board chairman Wayne Ace, and supervisor Fred Clark Jr. filed to run for their respective seats again, Hanson said.

This story will be updated.

Emilie Heidemann joined Unified Newspaper Group in 2018, where she serves as the community and business editor for four publications, as well as a quarterly magazine. Emilie covers the Village of Oregon and Fitchburg community beat.