It could have been a very busy election season in the city of Waukesha this spring, but it won't be.

While nine of the 15 common council seats are on the ballot, only one is contested.

Alderman Peter Bartels will face a challenge by Mike Volpano for his District 5 seat. The district is on the city's far northwest side.

Bartels has been an alderman since 2013, when he replaced longtime Alderman Paul Ybarra, who stepped down shortly after being re-elected in spring 2013.

Volpano finished a distant fourth in the 2014 mayoral primary.

While that seat could have a new alderman, one council seat is guaranteed to have a new representative.

Bill Boyle, a member of the city's water utility commission and board of review, is the only candidate who filed for the District 14 seat. Alderwoman Joan Francoeur, a member of the council since 2003, is not seeking re-election.

Aldermen Erik Helgestad, Vance Skinner, Kathleen Cummings, Cory Payne, Joe Pieper, Aaron Perry and Terry Thieme are all running unopposed.

There will be no February primary for the aldermanic races. The general election is April 5.

To find your district, see an online map that breaks down the city by ward at

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