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Fall Election 2018: Voters says yes to medical marijuana and losing dark stores loophole

Kenosha County voters said yes to a pair of county wide referendums Tuesday. Final unofficial results are: Should medical marijuana use be legalized? Yes 59,638 (88%) to No 7,753 (12%). Should legislators close the dark stores tax loophole? Yes 50,920 (79%) to No 13,692 (21%). Both referendums were advisory. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Fall Election 2018: 21st State Senate District

With nearly all results in, incumbent Republican state Sen. Van Wanggaard appears to have won re-election over Democrat Lori Hawkins. At 10:24 p.m. with all Kenosha County polls reporting and 31 of 35 Racine County polls reporting, results were: Wanggaard 42,765 (58%) to Hawkins 31,266 (43%). Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Fall Election 2018: 61st State Assembly District

Early results show incumbent Republican state Rep. Samantha Kerkman leading her Democratic challenger Gina Walkington in the race to represent the 61st Assembly District. At 8:37 p.m. with 19 of 2 polls reporting, results were: Kerkman  9,426 (60%) to Walkington 6,358 (40%). UPDATE 8:49 p.m. — With 20 of 24 polls reporting: Kerkman 11,064 (61%) to Walkington 7,186 (39%). UPDATE 9:21 p.m. — […]

Fall Election 2018: County sheriff results

Early results in the race for Kenosha County sheriff show incumbent Republican David Beth leading Democrat David Zoerner. At 8:20 p.m., with 31 polls of 125 reporting, results were: Beth 10,664 (62%) to Zoerner 6,584 (38%). UPDATE 8:28 p.m. — With 81 of 125 polls reporting, the race is tightening some: Beth 18,336 (56%) to Zoerner 14,376 (44%). UPDATE 8:39 p.m. — With […]

Fall Election 2018: Paris clerk/treasurer referendum results

Early results in the Paris clerk/treasurer referendum show residents favor moving forward with making the position appointed rather than elected. At 8:11 p.m., with one of one poll reporting what may be incomplete results: Yes 497 (61%) to No 322 (39%). Town Board members initiated the process of converting the position to appointed status this summer. In October, Clerk/Treasurer […]

Fall Election 2018: It’s Election Day

It’s Election Day today with federal, state and county partisan offices on the ballot. Of special note locally are: County Sheriff — This race is a rematch — with a twist — from 2018 when incumbent David Beth faced a challenge from David Zoerner in the Republican primary. This time around Zoerner is running as […]

Fall Election 2018: Kenosha County Sheriff candidates Q&A

Voters in Kenosha County will be able to vote for sheriff in the Nov. 6 election. While all county partisan offices are on the ballot, the sheriff’s contest between incumbent David Beth and challenger David Zoerner is the only contested race. The pair also faced off in the 2014 Republican primary, with Beth winning with […]

Kenosha County officials encourage voter registration in advance of November election

Have you considered early voting for the November election? Some elected officials got together in Kenosha Thursday to urge you to do just that. Here is a press release distributed by Kenosha County and the city of Kenosha: Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and City of Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian are calling on residents to make […]

2018 Primary Election: Kenosha County Sheriff results

The race for Kenosha County sheriff  Nov. 6 looks like it will be a rematch of 2014, with a twist. In 2014, incumbent David Beth and Deputy David Zoerner faced off in the Republican primary, which Beth won 6,972 to 2,912. With no Democrat filing, that was in effect the election that year. This year, […]

Election Day 2018: Partisan primary is today

Voters throughout Wisconsin will be able to vote in the partisan primary today. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. countywide. Offices on the ballot include U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, state constitutional offices and county clerk of courts and sheriff. With the announcement of the retirement of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, […]

Spring election 2018: It’s election day!

Western Kenosha County residents will be going to the polls Tuesday to vote in the 2018 spring non-partisan election. Polls throughout our area open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Contested races on are the ballot for: County supervisor in Dist. 18, Dist. 20, Dist. 21, Dist. 22 and Dist. 23. Salem Lakes […]

Spring Election 2018: Twin Lakes School Dist. No. 4 candidates Q&A

Voters in Twin Lakes School Dist. No. 4 (Lakewood School) will be able to cast a ballot in a contested school board race on April 3. The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or Facebook messenger. Here is their biographical information, followed by their question responses: Share12 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares […]

Spring Election 2018: 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 3. 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 2018: Wilmot Union High School Board candidates Q&A

Voters in Wilmot Unified High School District will be able to cast a ballot in a contested school board race on April 3. Two seats will be filled, with three candidates on the ballot. Voters will be able to cast a ballot for up to two names. The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each […]

Spring Election 2018: County supervisor District 22 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 22 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 3. The 22nd District includes parts of Brighton, Wheatland, Randall, and Salem Lakes, including all of Silver Lake. (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here […]

Spring Election 2018: Salem Lakes trustee candidates Q&A

Voters in the village of Salem Lakes will be able to vote in a contested election for village trustee on April 3. A Feb. 20 primary election narrowed an initial field of seven to six. Up for election are three at-large seats on the Village Board. Voters on April 3 will be able to vote […]

Spring Election 2018: 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 3. 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 2018: 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 3. The 20th District includes Paddock Lake and part of Salem Lakes (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 2018: 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 3. 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 2018: Circuit court ruling puts Nopenz back on April 3 county supervisor ballot

Bruce Nopenz of Silver Lake is back on the April 3 ballot for county supervisor in Dist. 22 after a ruling by a Kenosha County Circuit Court judge Wednesday. Judge Bruce Schroeder overruled the decision of the Wisconsin Election Commission that Nopenz be removed because of an inadequate number of nominating signatures due to rules […]

Spring Election 2018: Results in Salem Lakes trustee primary

Salem Lakes held a primary election Tuesday to narrow a field of seven trustee candidates to six for the April 3 election. Here are some early results with 1 of 3 polls reporting: Dennis Faber 155 (23%) Ron Gandt 108 (16%) Amee Janus 98 (15%) Bill Hopkins 90 (14%) Laura Francart 87 (13%) John M. McEntegart 59 (9%) Joe Wade 57 (9%) […]

Spring Election 2018: It’s Primary Election Day!

It’s Spring Primary Election Day today for non-partisan offices. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Salem Lakes has a primary election for village trustee, with the field of seven candidates to be narrowed to six. Statewide there is a primary for Supreme Court justice.   Note: westofthei.com will be providing results of […]

Spring Election 2018: Salem Lakes trustee primary questionnaire answers

Voters in the village of Salem Lakes will be able to vote in a primary election for village trustee on Feb. 20. The primary election will narrow the field of seven to six, who will appear on the ballot for the April 3 general election to fill three at-large seats on the Village Board. Salem […]

Spring Election 2018: Candidate removed from April 4 ballot for Dist. 22 county supervisor to wage write-in campaign

Bruce Nopenz, the Dist. 22 county supervisor candidate removed from the April 3 ballot by a ruling of the Wisconsin Elections Commission earlier this week has decided to run a write-in candidacy. Nopenz announced his write-in candidacy via a news release posted on his candidate Facebook page. The Dist. 22 incumbent, Erin Decker, filed a […]

Spring Election 2018: Nopenz removed from April 3 ballot for Dist. 22 county supervisor

An objection by incumbent Dist. 22 county Supervisor Erin Decker to the nominating petitions of her challenger Bruce Nopenz has been upheld by the Wisconsin Election Commission. The ruling means Nopenz will not appear on the April 3 ballot unless he files an appeal in circuit court and is successful. According to the commission’s decision […]

Contested races for most local county supervisor races

While most Western Kenosha County municipal seats see little competition in the April 3 election, all but one of the six Western Kenosha County County Board districts will have contested races. Candidates filing nomination papers by the 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline were: District 18 — Monica Yuhas and Mary (Katie) Verzal. Incumbent Jill Gillmore is […]

No contests in most Western Kenosha County municipalities for local offices

Most local municipalities in Western Kenosha County will see no competition on the ballot for local offices. Only the incumbents filed nomination papers to be on the April 3 ballot by the 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline. Here is a rundown by municipality: Randall — Supervisor #2: Robert Gehring. Supervisor  #4 Mark Halvey. Paddock Lake — Trustees Barbara Brenner, […]

Primary election needed for Salem Lakes trustee

A primary election will be needed to narrow the field of Salem Lakes village trustee candidates in the April election. Seven candidates filed papers by the Tuesday, 5 p.m. deadline, said Cindi Dulaney, village clerk. There will be six slots on the April ballot. The Feb. 20 primary will eliminate one candidate, the one who […]

County clerk mailing suspension notices to dormant voters

If you have not voted in an election in a while, you may be getting some mail from Kenosha County soon. Here’s an announcement from County Clerk Mary T. Kubicki regarding Notices of Suspension: “Notice of Suspension” postcards are on their way to the mailboxes of 12,738 registered Kenosha County voters who have not voted in […]

Spring Election 2017: Circuit Court Judge Branch 7 results

Incumbent Circuit Court Judge Jodi L. Meier appears to have won election to her seat over challenger John Anthony Ward. Meier was appointed to fill the judgeship after the death of Judge Michael Wilk last year. With 115 of 115 polls reporting preliminary results: Meier 12,386 (85%) to John Anthony Ward 2,145( 15%). Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

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