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Here’s how to run for Salem Lakes village offices in April

Those looking to run for office in April in the new combined village of Salem Lakes will have some special procedures to follow. The cooperative plan calling for a merger of Salem and Silver Lake into the new village of Salem Lakes recently was approved by the state Department of Administration. When the merger takes […]

Paris Town Board incumbents keep positions in recall election

All the incumbent Paris Town Board members won in a recall election held Tuesday. Results as posted at the Town of Paris website at about 8:23 p.m. are: Chairman — Virgil Gentz  397; Joe Kolnik 256. Supervisor 1 — Ron Kammerzelt 397; Paul Terry 255. Supervisor 2 — Ken Monson  388; Robert Fliess  263. Gentz and Kammerzelt’s margins of victory were nearly […]

Paris Town Board recall election is today

Voters in Paris can cast a ballot in the Paris Town Board recall election Tuesday. The polls at the Town Of Paris Safety Building, 16607 Burlington Road  (Highway 142), will be open until 8 p.m. Incumbent Chairman Virgil Gentz is being challenged by Joseph Kolnik. Incumbent Supervisor Ron Kammerzelt is being challenged by Paul Terry. Incumbent Supervisor Ken […]

Paris Town Board recall election candidate questionnaires

Voters in Paris will be able to vote in a recall of the Town Board election on Nov. 22. Incumbent Chairman Virgil Gentz is being challenged by Joseph Kolnik. Incumbent Supervisor Ron Kammerzelt is being challenged by Paul Terry. Incumbent Supervisor Ken Monson is being challenged by Robert Fliess. westofthei.com sent identical questionnaires to each […]

Paris Town Board recall election debate coverage (VIDEO)

The Paris Town Board recall election debate took place Thursday evening at Paris School. As expected, the three incumbent Paris Town Board members — Virgil Gentz, Ron Kammerzelt and Ken Monson — attended and participated and the three challengers — Joseph Kolnik, Robert Fliess and Paul Terry — did not. About 30 audience members attended. […]

Brownie Troop thanks voters at Randall poll

Randall 3rd Grade Brownie Troop 31526 spread positive election spirit at the Randall Town Hall Tuesday during afternoon voting. This group of girls wanted to support and thank voters for caring about their community and country enough to get out and vote. This week they learned about the history of voting rights and are thankful […]

Western Kenosha County goes for Trump, but so does county as a whole

That Western Kenosha County voted decisively Tuesday for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump would surprise few people. But that Kenosha County as a whole also went for Trump might be more surprising in a county where the ballot on Tuesday saw a complete slate of county officials — all Democrats — elected without opposition. Democratic […]

2016 Fall Election Results: 61st Assembly District election — Kerkman wins

Early returns in the 61st Assembly race between incumbent Samantha Kerkman (Republican) and challenger Amee Janus (Democrat show Kerkman in the lead. At about 8:20 p.m., with 10 of 22 precincts reporting Kerkman has 6006 votes and Janus 2903. UPDATE 8:43 p.m. — With 21 of 22 polls reporting partial results: Kerkman 16,361 Janus 8,295 UPDATE 9:32 […]

It’s Election Day

It’s Election Day today with federal, state and county partisan offices on the ballot. Of special note locally are: The 61st Assembly District race, which pits current state Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem) and Amee Janus (D-Trevor) against each other. Most of Western Kenosha County (except for Wheatland) is in the 61st. All of the partisan county offices are uncontested. Polls […]

Kammerzelt sets time and place for Paris Town Board recall debate

Paris town Supervisor Ron Kammerzelt firmed up plans for a debate before the Nov. 22 Town Board recall election, but he might be kind of lonely that night. Kammerzelt said, in an email we received Friday, a debate will take place Thursday, Nov. 10 at Paris School, starting at 6:30 p.m. In a follow-up message Kammerzelt said […]

Paris incumbents file challenge to recall petitions

The incumbent Paris Town Board members have filed formal challenges to the recall petitions filed last week. westofthei.com received notice of the challenges via an email from town Clerk Beverly McCumber, who said she received the challenges Friday. The email included a copy of each of the challenges from town Chairman Virgil Gentz and Supervisors Kenneth Monson […]

Paris Town Board recall petitions submitted

Petitions calling for the recall of all members of the Paris Town Board were submitted to the town Wedensday. An announcement of the action was made via email to local media by a group of residents who oppose the town’s intergovernmental agreement with Somers that would see some 2,500 acres of Paris land transferred to Somers […]

Spring Election 2016: Recount shows Bruenig as victor in county supervisor Dist. 21 race

A recount of the county supervisor Dist. 21 results conducted Monday still had incumbent Kim Bruenig narrowly edging challenger Mark Nordigan by 4  votes. With final unofficial votes were counted April 5, Bruenig was leading Nordigan by 7 votes. That margin narrowed to 3 votes after canvassing, during which late arriving absentee votes were counted. Nordigan then […]

Western Kenosha County bucks state result in GOP primary

Statewide Republican primary results Tuesday gave Ted Cruz a decisive 14 percentage point victory over chief rival Donald Trump. But the race between the two was much closer in Western Kenosha County, where Trump actually edged out Cruz by about 1.5 percent. That margin was a little larger than Trump’s margin county wide, which was […]

Spring Election 2016: Silver Lake-Salem J1 School District (Riverview School) board results

Early results in the Silver Lake-Salem J1 School District (Riverview School) board race shows a tight race for the second seat. The top two candidates receiving the most votes will win the two available seats. With Silver Lake reporting complete unofficial results: Mike Gentile 474 (40%). Joy Corona 351 (30%). Jim Walker 346 (29%). UPDATE 9:37 […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor Dist. 23 results

Early results in the county supervisor Dist. 23 race show incumbent Dennis Elverman fending off a challenge from challenger Tom Gibbons. At 9:23 p.m. with 2 of 4 polls reporting unofficial results: Dennis Elverman 269 (59%). Thomas H. Gibbons 188 (41%). The district includes parts of Twin Lakes, Randall and Wheatland. UPDATE 12:46 a.m. — […]

Spring Election 2016: Silver Lake trustee results

A slate of Silver Lake village trustee candidates aligned with village President Bruce Nopenz have won seats on the Village Board. The three candidates with the highest vote totals win the three available seats. At 9:09 p.m. with the single poll reporting, unofficial results are: Daniel Withers 503 (21%). Laura Francart 476 (20%). Bob Raymond 474 […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor Dist. 18 results

Early results from the county supervisor Dist. 18 election show Jill Gillmore of Bristol with a commanding lead over Monica Yuhas of Pleasant Prairie. Complete unofficial results from Bristol are: Gillmore 723. Yuhas 189. The district also includes part of Pleasant Prairie. Neither candidate is an incumbent as current Supervisor Anita Johnson did not run […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor Dist. 20 results

Early results in the race for county supervisor Dist. 20 show a very tight race. Complete unofficial results from Paddock Lake are: John Poole 443 Mike Underhill 440 Poole is the incumbent, but Underhill held the seat before him. Both candidates live in Paddock Lake. Dist. 20 also includes parts of Salem. UPDATE 9:18 p.m. […]

Spring Election 2016: Wilmot Union High School board results

Early results are in for the Wilmot Union High School District board race. Three seats will be filled. At about 8:35 p.m. with 4 of 8 polls reporting unofficial results are: Sue Gerber 149 (25%). Wayne Trongeau 116 (20%). Steven Turner 110 (19%). Roger W. Johnson  103 (18%). Marcie Badtke 100 (17%) UPDATE 9:23 p.m. — […]

Spring Election 2016: Bristol School Board results

Here are early results for the Bristol School District board race. The three top vote getters will fill the available seats. At about 8:35 p.m. with 2 of 4 polls reporting: Kim Rickert 763 (29%). Andy Boncher 682 (26%). Melissa Heriford 574 (22%). Kimberly Kulovitz 569 (22%). UPDATE 9:50 p.m. — With 4 of 4 […]

Spring Election 2016: Salem supervisor results

Early results in the Salem tonw supervisor race show the two incumbents, Mike Culat and Dennis Faber, ahead of challenger Tim Driscoll. Unofficial results at 8:30 p.m. with one of two polls reporting are: Mike Culat 816 (38%). Dennis Faber 706 (33%) Tim Driscoll 590 (28%) UPDATE 9:37 p.m. — With two of two polls […]

Spring Election 2016: It’s Election Day

It’s Election Day for voters in Western Kenosha County. Polls throughout Western Kenosha County will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters here will be able to vote for municipal, school board and county board candidates. Some local municipalities do not have an election this spring. Contested local elections are: Salem town supervisor. Silver […]

Spring Election 2016: Twin Lakes School District #4 (Lakewood School) candidate Q&A

Voters in Twin Lakes School District #4 (Lakewood School) will be able to cast a ballot in a contested school board race on April 5. Voters will be able to vote for two candidates. The candidates with the top two largest vote totals will fill the seats. The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor District 23 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 23 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 5. The 23rd District includes parts of Twin Lakes and Randall and small portion of Wheatland. (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor District 21 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 21 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 5. The 21st District includes parts of Twin Lakes, Randall and Salem (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical information, followed by their […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor District 20 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 20 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 5. The 20th District includes Paddock Lake and part of Salem (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical information, followed by their question […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor District 18 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board district 18 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 5. The 18th District includes much of Bristol in Western Kenosha County (see map above). The rest of the district is in Pleasant Prairie. The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by […]

Spring Election 2016: Bristol School District candidate Q&A

Voters in the Bristol School District will be able to cast a ballot in a contested school board race on April 5. Voters will be able to vote for three at-large candidates out of a field of four. The top three in votes will fill the seats. The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email […]

Spring Election 2016: Wilmot Union High School District candidate Q&A

Voters in the Wilmot Union High School District will be able to cast a ballot in a contested school board race on April 5. Voters will be able to vote for three at-large candidates out of a field of five. The top three in votes will fill the seats. The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, […]

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