Kewaunee County elections: Christman retains mayor’s office, L-C passes both referendums
KEWAUNEE COUNTY – Sandi Christman will return for another term as mayor of Kewaunee, and the Luxemburg-Casco School District will have almost $28 million for improvements after Tuesday's election.
Oh, and we have a tie.
Christman held off a challenge by James Kleiman II, 384 to 332, to retain the office.
Voters in the L-C School District passed both referendum questions for school improvements totaling almost $28 million. The first question asked for up to $15.9 million for building additions and/or remodeling the district's primary, intermediate and high schools; updating the district's undersized gymnasium and classroom technology; and more.
The second question asked for up to $11.9 million to build a new middle school at the south end of the current high school.
The tie came in in the county board race in District 10 (Town of Franklin), where John Wochos and Thomas Cretney each garnered 102 votes.The numbers are unofficial until the county Board of Canvassers meets to validate the ballots next Tuesday, April 10.
If the vote remains tied after the canvass, a coin flip will determine the winner.
The county board will meet for an organizational session at 5:30 p.m. April 24 at the Kewaunee County Administration Center, 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee.
According to a press release from the county, 5,483 registered voters cast ballots in the election, either in person or absentee, for a 35-percent turnout.
Eight of the 20 seats on the county board will be filled with new supervisors.
Nine of the seats were contested, and another two had no registered candidates and will be won by write-in votes.
District 5 (Luxemburg, Wards 4-5) had no registered candidates and will be decided by write-in votes. District 13 (Town of Casco, Ward 1, West Kewaunee, Ward 2, and Town of Luxemburg, Ward 3) did not have a registered candidate on the ballot after incumbent Sup. John Pagel died in a recent plane crash, but Kim Kroll registered as a write-in candidate.
Results will not be known in those two districts until the Board of Canvassers meets April 10 to confirm the ballots. County Clerk Jamie Annoye said if a write-in winner declines the seat, the board will appoint someone to fill it.
Of the five incumbents seeking to retain their seats, three won — Douglas Doell in District 8, Mary Ellen Dobbins in District 12 and Lee Luft in District 18 — but Daniel Olson beat Sup. Donna Thomas in District 6 and Joseph Lukes defeated Patrick Benes in District 17.
Results of contested races (I = Incumbent):
District 2 (Town of Lincoln): Cory Cochart 202, Mark Kuniesz 126.
District 6 (Village of Luxemburg, Wards 1-2): Daniel Olson 175, Donna Thomas (I) 87.
District 7 (Town of Casco, Ward 2, and Village of Casco, Ward 1): Charles Schmitt 200, Kenneth Secor 146.
District 8 (Luxemburg, Ward 3): Douglas Doell (I) 227, Frank Madzarevic 133.
District 10 (Town of Franklin): John Wochos 102, Thomas Cretney 102.
District 11 (Town of Carlton, Wards 1-2): Aaron Augustian 180, Richard Schleis 101.
District 12 (Town of West Kewaunee, Ward 1) Mary Ellen Dobbins (I) 115, Milton Swagel 91.
District 17 (Town of Pierce, Ward 2, and Town of Casco, Ward 3): Joseph Lukes 125, Patrick Benes (I) 84.
District 18 (Kewaunee, Ward 1, and Pierce, Ward 1): Lee Luft (I) 164, Jeff Cmejla 116.
Mayor: Sandi Christman (I) 384, James Kleiman III 332.
District 1 Alderperson: Jason Jelinek (I) 103, Jeffrey Vollenweider 81.
District 2 Alderperson: No official registered candidate, Alison Smith is registered write-in.
Village trustee (three seats): Sue Raduenz (I) 507, Dan Porath (I) 473, Dan Olson (I) 468, Michael Bonk 208.
L-C School District
Luxemburg-Casco School Board (two seats): Cary DeQuaine (I) 1,702, David Delain 1,341, Robin Richard 1,148.
Referendum Question 1: 1,730 yes, 925 no.
Referendum Question 2: 1,436 yes, 1,211 no.
District 2 Alderperson: No official registered candidates; Jim Anderson and Scott Meverden are registered write-ins.
Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet has been declared winner of the race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court over Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock, holding a margin of 56 to 44 percent with 78 percent of votes counted across the state. In Kewaunee County, Dallet edged Screnock, 2,724 to 2,701. .
The question asking Wisconsin voters if they want to eliminate the state treasurer post was roundly voted down, 61 to 39 percent with 78 percent of results in. Kewaunee County residents narrowly voted in favor of elimination, .2.579-2,574.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Kewaunee County elections: Christman retains mayor's office, L-C passes both referendums