Kewaunee County election: Four new faces on Kewaunee council, two on Luxemburg board
KEWAUNEE – Four new people are joining the Kewaunee Common Council after two incumbents were defeated and two other seats filled in Tuesday's general election.
John Blaha, a former mayor for nine years and council member for 20, edged incumbent Arthur Schiller for a District 1 seat, 108 to 89. Robin Nelson, who operates Nelson-Sivret Chiropractic Center and led recent efforts to restore the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse, defeated incumbent Joe Mills in District 3, 123 to 37.
The other contested race for the Common Council saw Wendy Shelton beat Evan Gibbs, 131 to 41, in District 2 to replace Jeff Dworak, who did not seek re-election.
The fourth new council member is Richard Taylor, who ran unopposed for the seat in District 4 after David Kuehl decided against seeking another term.
The village of Luxemburg saw its president retain his seat, but two new faces will be on the village board with three seats that were contested in this election.
Incumbent president Jack Seidl beat Larry Hurley, 259 to 108, and newcomer trustees Daniel Rueckl and Ronald Tlachac will join incumbent Brian Barbiaux on the board. Rueckl led all trustee candidates with 258 votes, with Barbiaux garnering 256 and Tlachac 210. Sitting trustees Germaine Burkart and Lori Hurley lost their re-election bids, with 120 votes for Burkart and 111 for Hurley.
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In town of Franklin, Dave Wesely is the new chairperson. Longtime chair Richard Wochos decided to not seek re-election and no one filed candidacy papers to run for the seat, but Wesely earned 75 votes as a registered write-in candidate while other write-ins garnered 12 votes combined.
Two other town chairpersons seeking re-election also retained their seats. Town of Luxemburg chair Linda Jonet defeated James Reckelberg, 166 to 59, and town of West Kewaunee chair Dan Kassner fended off a challenge from County Board member Milt Swagel, 188 to 61.
In three contested races in the town of Red River, Paul Dalebroux beat John Maas, 165 to 63, for the Supervisor 1 seat previously held by Jeff Dorner, who ran unopposed to succeed Mike Sampo as town chairperson; Steven LeGrave defeated David Schmidt, 159-62, to win the Supervisor 2 seat held by Chuck Kinnard, who did not seek re-election; and Sandy Monfils beat Kasie Schmidt, 161-60, to become the new town clerk.
Gerald Paape, current chairperson in the town of Ahnapee, defeated Daniel Haas, 97 to 52, for the Supervisor 1. Paape is replacing Tom Stoller, who ran unopposed to replace Pappe as town chair.
Contact Christopher Clough at 920-741-7952, 920-562-8900 or [email protected].
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Kewaunee County election: Four new faces on Kewaunee council, two on Luxemburg board