Even though one Silver Lake trustee candidate said he was withdrawing from the race via letter, the state Government Accountability Board has ruled that name stills needs to appear on the April ballot. When village Clerk Terry Faber conducted the initial ballot position lottery last Friday, she left Dave Lathrop’s name out on the basis of the […]
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One of the eight people who filed to run for Silver Lake village trustee in April has withdrawn from the race. Dave Lathrop withdrew via signed letter, said village Clerk Terry Faber. But with seven people still in the race, there will still need to be a primary on Feb. 17 to narrow the field to six […]
The line-up of candidates for local school board positions to be decided in the April 7 election have been set. Here’s a rundown of the candidates in each district: Paris School — Two candidates filed to fill two seats. They are incumbent Colleen Belmont and Kristine Kordecki. Central High School — One candidate filed for each of […]
Some local municipalities should see little change in their local government leadership as they will have all uncontested races in the April 7 election: Paddock Lake — Only incumbents President Terry Burns and Trustees Dick Fish, Gary Kaddatz, Kathy Christenson and Municipal Judge Bob Brenner filed candidacy papers by Tuesday’s deadline. Bristol — Only incumbents President Mike Farrell […]
Randall voters will see a rematch in 2015 of the town chairman contest from 2013. Both incumbent Bob Stoll and challenger Phillip Johnson filed their candidacy papers before Tuesday’s deadline. Other town offices had only the incumbents file for re-election: Supervisor #1 Lauren Fox. Supervisor #3 Randy Kaskin.
Brighton voters will see contested races for Town Board seats in the April 7 election. Filing for town offices closed today. Filing by the deadline were: Chairman — Dave DeVito (incumbent) and John B. Kiel. Supervisor 1 — Charlene Brandes (incumbent) and Harry Wirth. Supervisor 2 — Andrew Wright and Susan Crane. Note: Incumbent Ed Wagner did […]
Silver Lake will have a race for village president in April and need a primary to narrow the field for village trustee. Both incumbent Sue Gerber and challenger Bruce Nopenz filed candidacy papers by the deadline today to run for village president. For trustee, eight candidates filed papers for six spots on the ballot. They are: Pat Dunn […]
Salem will see a contested election for town chairman in the April election. Incumbent Diann Tesar and current Supervisor Mike Culat both filed papers to run for chairman by the deadline this evening. If Culat were to lose the chairman race, he would remain on the Town Board as he would still have a year […]
Longtime town Supervisor Ed Wagner will not run for re-election in April to his seat on the Brighton Town Board. Town Clerk Linda Perona confirmed Wednesday that Wagner filed non-candidacy before last Friday’s deadline. Those wishing to run for a municipal office in the April election need to file candidacy papers by Jan. 6. Related post Decker not […]
Decker not running for re-election in Silver Lake; most other municipal incumbents have not filed non-candidacy
Silver Lake village Trustee Michael Decker appears to be the only local municipal office incumbent to file non-candidacy for a seat to be decided in the April 2015 election. As of 3 p.m. Monday, we had heard from the clerks of all but Bristol and Brighton. Filing deadline for non-candidacy papers was Friday. Decker was the […]
Election 2014: Other results of local interest — minimum wage referendum, state senate, 1st Congressional Dist.
Here are results in some of the other races of local interest from Tuesday’s election: Minimum wage — Kenosha County voters had a chance to weigh-in on whether the minimum wage should be raised to $10.10 per hour. Results were: Yes 34.458 to No 20,346. 21st State Senate — Western Kenosha County voters were selecting their state senator […]
Silver Lake voters had two referendums today — one seeking to ban the village from contracting with Salem for fire/EMS service and another seeking to dissolve the village government. Both referendums were binding. The dissolution referendum needed to pass by a two-thirds vote. Incomplete results at 9:45 p.m. show: On prohibiting the village from contracting […]
Salem voters had the chance in today’s election to weigh-in on whether ATVs should be allowed to use designated routes on roadways in the town. The referendum is non-binding. At 8:51, with one of two polls reporting incomplete results: No 904 to Yes 614. The need to hand count paper ballots that were cast at Salem Town Hall […]
Local polling places appear to be seeing strong turnout in Tuesday’s federal and state partisan election. On a tour of few polling places between about 5 and 6 p.m., the longest lines were at Salem Town Hall. Several voters told us that they were told that paper ballots had run out late this afternoon and […]
Voters will be going to the polls Tuesday to decide federal and state partisan elections. Silver Lake, Salem and Paddock Lake also have referendums on the ballot and there is a countywide referendum as well. Polls will be open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Note: westofthei.com will be following all of the election results […]
The fall partisan election typically doesn’t hold a lot of significance when it comes to strictly local issues. Sure that election decides state and federal offices — even president every four years — and those are important offices, but they’re not local. This year, that’s definitely not the case with a countywide referendum and referendums in three municipalities on controversial issues. Here’s […]
The Wheatland Jt. 1 School District referendum to exceed the revenue limit appears to be on its way to approval. At about 8:26 p.m., with just a few absentee ballots yet to be counted, the tally was: Yes 357, No 186, said Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler. Though the district includes portions of Salem, Brighton and […]
Silver Lake will be enforcing a set of temporary campaign sign standards leading up to the Nov. 4 election, Silver Lake Police Chief Andrew Trudeau announced in a media release today. Trudeau said uncertainty about how to enforce the village’s sign ordinance prompted a meeting between village President Sue Gerber, building inspector Royce Kennedy and […]
Van Wannggard and Jonathan Steitz are competing today for the Republican nomination in the state Senate Dist. 21 primary election today. The winner will face Democrat Randy Bryce in November in the heavily Republican district that includes parts of Kenosha and Racine counties. In Kenosha County, with 19 of 20 polls reporting partial results at 9:47 […]
Incumbent David Beth and challenger David Zoerner are competing today for the Republican nomination for Kenosha County Sheriff. Though this is a primary, it will likely be the de facto election because no Democrat filed to appear on the November ballot. Polls closed at 8 p.m. At about 8:26 p.m., with 9 of 112 polls reporting the […]
Partisan primaries — including one that should decide who will be Kenoha County Sheriff for the next four years and another that likely will settle the 21st State Senate seat — will take place today. Only Republicans filed papers to be on the ballot for county sheriff. Therefore, whoever wins Tuesday between incumbent David Beth and challenger David Zoerner should become sheriff, unless […]
Voting in the Lakewood School referendum will take place today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the school in Twin Lakes. All legal voters living in the school district are eligible to vote. The Twin Lakes School District No. 4 is seeking approval for issuing of general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $5,990,000 for […]
The results of the Silver Lake trustee race did not change after a recount performed Friday. County Clerk Mary Schuch-Krebs said the recount, supervised by her office, concluded at about 12:30 p.m. in Kenosha. No change means former Trustee Chris Willkomm will rejoin the board and incumbent Trustee Sotiria Wilber will be stepping down. Three […]
Paddock Lake Village Board members at a committee of the whole meeting Tuesday discussed putting some limits on political signs displayed in the village. Several board members appeared to be offended by displays within the village for the just past spring election where a single candidate has numerous signs displayed on a single property. Areas […]
If an apparent tie in vote totals between two candidates for the Riverview School Board holds up, who wins the seat could end up decided by a draw, district administrator John Gendron explained today. In Tuesday’s election to fill two school board seats, candidate Mary K. Vozel received the most votes, 263. The other two candidates […]
At 9:53 p.m., incomplete results in the Paddock Lake trustee race show the three incumbents leading. The three candidates with the most votes will win the three available seats. With 1 of 1 poll reporting incomplete results: Barbara J. Brenner (incumbent) 235. Gloria J. Walter (incumbent) 207. Kathlyn A. Barry (incumbent) 178. Anthony Hansen 174. UPDATE […]
Incomplete results at 9:41 p.m. are showing a tie for the second seat on the Riverview School Board. The two candidates with the most votes will win the seats. Here are the results, which are not yet final unofficial: Mary K. Vozel 263. Chris Willkomm 252. Bert A. Christensen 252. UPDATE about 10:45 p.m. — […]
At 9:36 p.m., here are incomplete results from the Lakewood School Board race: Rhett Suhre 160. Jennifer G. Matlock 124. Barbara Andres 98. Norman Bashirian 35. The two candidates with the most votes will win the seats. UPDATE about 10:45 p.m. — Last totals above are now complete unofficial votes.
At 9:15 p.m., incomplete results from county supervisor District 18 show the incumbent leading. With 3 of 3 polls reporting incomplete results: Anita Johnson (incumbent) 288. Chad Toney 255. UPDATE about 10:45 p.m. — Last totals above are now complete unofficial votes.
At 9:15 p.m., incomplete results from county supervisor District 22 show the incumbent leading. With 3 of 3 polls reporting incomplete results: Erin Decker (incumbent) 584. Christopher Brown 386. UUPDATE about 10:45 p.m. — Complete unofficial votes: Decker 596. Brown 387.