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No recount in Randall chairman race

Challenger Phillip Johnson did not file for a recount in the Randall town chairman before the deadline. That means the results that returned Chairman Bob Stoll to office on April 7 will stand. Johnson had to file a formal request for a recount by April 15, which he did not do, said town Clerk Phyllis […]

Johnson to seek recount in Randall town chairman race

Candidate Phillip Johnson told westofthei.com Wednesday that he plans to ask for a recount of the votes in the Randall town chairman election. In final unofficial vote totals from Tuesday’s election, Johnson was defeated by incumbent Chairman Bob Stoll by 18 votes, or about 4 percentage points. Johnson has three days after certification by the board […]

Brighton town chairman and supervisors 2015 results

New faces were elected to the Brighton Town Board Tuesday. In the race for town chairman: challenger John B. Kiel 329 (68%) defeated incumbent David Devito 154 (32%). In the race for supervisor 1: challenger Harry Wirth 304 (63%) defeated incumbent Charlene Brandes 179 (37%). The race for supervisor 2 had no incumbent, as Ed Wagner did not run […]

Salem School Board election 2015 results

Voters in the Salem School District appear to have returned some familair faces to the board. As of 8:44 p.m., with all polls reporting, results have incumbent Jack Niccolai 492 (35%) and former board member Shane C. Gerber 425 (30%) winning the two at large seats. Rounding out the polling were Robert Spencer 369 (26%) and 128 write-in […]

Silver Lake village trustee 2015 results

The slate of Silver Lake village trustee candidates aligned with village president candidate Bruce Nopenz are leading in the early results for three seats on the village board. The top three finishers will take the seats. Results as of 8:27 p.m. are: Eric Ericksen 386 (19%), Doug Randolph 371 (18%), Pat Dunn 369 (18%), Eldon Johnston 322 (15%), Sandra L. Folgers […]

Silver Lake village president 2015 results

Early results in the Silver Lake village president race show challenger Bruce Nopenz leading incumbent Sue Gerber. As of 8:20 p.m. results were: Nopenz 405 (56%) to Gerber 314 (44%). UPDATE 8:30 p.m. — Village Clerk Terry Faber reports above are the final unofficial results except for five outstanding absentee ballots, not enough to change the outcome.

Salem town chairman 2015 results

Early results show Salem town Chairman Diann D. Tesar holding a comfortable lead over challenger Mike Culat. With one of two polling places reporting, results as of 8:16 p.m. are: Tesar 261 (59%) to Culat 176 (40%). UPDATE 8:33 p.m. — With two of two polling places reporting, results are Tesar  676 (59%) to Culat 474.

It’s Election Day

Voters are going to the polls today to fill municipal and school board seats. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Contested municipal races include Salem town chairman, Randall town chairman, Silver Lake village president, Silver Lake trustee, Brighton town chairman, Brighton town supervisor 1 and Brighton town supervisor 2. Contested school board races include Salem […]

Salem town chairman candidate 2015 interviews

Salem voters will be able to cast a ballot in a contested town chairman race on April 7. The candidates are incumbent Diann Tesar and challenger Mike Culat, who is a town supervisor. Here is their biographical information followed by videos of the candidates answering questions. Both interviews were conducted at westofthei.com headquarters: Diann D.Tesar — Age: 56. Education: Masters […]

Silver Lake trustee candidates 2015 questionnaires

Silver Lake voters will be able to cast a ballot in a contested village trustee race on April 7. Voters will be able to vote for three at-large candidates out of a field of six. The same questionnaire was submitted to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical information, followed by their question responses:

Silver Lake village president candidate 2015 interviews

Silver Lake voters will be able to cast a ballot in a contested village president race on April 7. The candidates are incumbent Sue Gerber and challenger Bruce Nopenz. Here is their biographical information first: Sue Gerber — age: 55. Education: Wilmot High School. Occupation: Postmaster. Previous elected and/or governmental experience: Elected as a Trustee in 2008 and President in 2013. Bruce Nopenz […]

Randall town chairman candidate 2015 interviews

Randall voters will be able to cast a ballot in a contested town chairman race on April 7. The candidates are incumbent Bob Stoll and challenger Phillip Johnson. westofthei.com conducted video interviews with both candidates, the results of which are displayed below. Here is their biographical information first: Bob Stoll — age 61. Previous political experience: Randall Town […]

Silver Lake village trustee primary results

Here are the results of the Silver Lake village trustee primary election as of 8:22 p.m. as reported by the Kenosha County Clerk’s office: Sabrina Moran 202. Sandra L. Folgers 198. Eldon Johnston 196. Eric Ericksen 146. Pat Dunn 130. Doug Randolph 120. Charles (Marty) Wiltberger II 92. Dave Lathrop 17. These results would mean […]

Primary election in Silver Lake is today

Voters in Silver Lake will be voting in a non-partisan primary election Tuesday to narrow the field of village trustee candidates for the April 7 election. The following field of eight will be narrowed to six: Pat Dunn (incumbent). Sabrina Moran (incumbent). Sandra Folgers. Eldon Johnston. Doug Randolph. Dave Lathrop. Eric Ericksen. Charles Wiltberger II. Lathrop […]

Appointed Salem School Board member to run write-in candidacy

Parisa Watson, who was appointed to the Salem School Board in January, has announced she plans to run a write-in candidacy to win a seat int eh April 4 election. Watson was appointed in January to fill the remainder of Kim McLeod’s term, which expires in April.

Silver Lake trustee ballot positions redrawn after error

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 […]

One candidate withdraws from Silver Lake trustee race

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 […]

Candidates set for school board elections

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 […]

No races for municipal offices in Paddock Lake, Bristol, Twin Lakes, Paris

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 to have race for town chairman

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 offices to have contests in April

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 to have primary for trustee; race for president

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 to have contest for town chairman

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 […]

Ed Wagner files non-candidacy for Brighton supervisor #2

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 village dissolution; contracting with Salem for Fire/EMS referendum results

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 ATV referendum results

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 […]

Voting turnout appears to be strong; long line develops at Salem

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 […]

Today is Election Day

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 […]

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