An expected contested Tuesday, April 6, spring election race for the Phelps clerk/treasurer seat currently held by incumbent Marjorie Hiller became an uncontested ballot with the recent withdrawal of challenger Jim Paquette.

Said Paquette in a March 9 email to the News-Review, “I’m going to withdraw my candidacy for Phelps Town Clerk/Treasurer. I’m accepting another position in the area.”

Hiller, a 46-year Phelps resident, has been the town’s clerk/treasurer since her appointment to the position in 2010. She was elected to office in April 2011 and has been subsequently re-elected every two years. 

Previously, she worked 36 years at the Vilas County Clerk’s Office as a payroll, benefit and accounts payable coordinator.

“I have been serving the public since 1974 when I started working at the Vilas County Clerk’s Office at the Vilas County Courthouse in Eagle River,” said Hiller, who attended UW-Green Bay Wisconsin Municipal Clerk’s Association and municipal clerk training, obtaining both town clerk and town treasurer certifications. 

“Serving the public is a very important aspect of this position,” continued Hiller. “Town electors need to be aware of what is happening in town so that they have the right to voice their opinion regarding issues and that is what I want to continue to do.”

Hiller and her husband, Richard, have one adult child.