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GAB to make decision before ballots printed in March   

The Middleton-Cross Plains School Board hopeful who will be kept off a school board ballot due to a paperwork snafu is seeking input from the Government Accountability Board.

David Dahmen, a Middleton science teacher and former teacher’s union president, filed a complaint with the GAB Friday, according to a Middleton Times-Tribune report.

The dispute concerns the candidacy signatures Dahmen filed on Jan. 2. Dahmen supplied photocopies of signatures supporting his nomination and the district requires originals.  Incumbent Jim Greer challenged Dahmen’s candidacy based on the paperwork mishap. Though Dahmen then submitted the originals, school board clerk Annette Ashley denied Dahmen inclusion on the ballot due to the passed deadline.

The newspaper report said the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board will give the clerk an opportunity to respond, then Dahmen would respond again before the GAB will make its conclusion to confirm the clerk’s decision or order MCPDSB to put Dahmen on the ballot.

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