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Tuesday Vote Nets Light Turnout, Few Changes
As the result of the Tuesday, April 1, election there will be changes on Town, Villages, Cities and School Boards. Two referendums were decided.
One referendum was defeated and the other approved. In the Town of Dunbar the position of clerk/treasurer will continue to be elected instead of being appointed by the Town Board.
In the Town of Niagara, voters approved having the position of treasurer be appointed by the Town Board instead of being elected.
In town elections, there will be a new supervisor in the Town of Peshtigo.
The Villages of Crivitz and Pound will have new trustees.
In Cities, the City of Peshtigo will have its first woman mayor and a new alderperson. In Marinette there will also be a new alderperson.
The only change in School Board elections was in the Coleman School District where a former employee defeated an incumbent.
In the only county-wide election, Marinette County Circuit Court Judge David Miron was unopposed re-elected to another six year term. He received a total of 2,233 complimentary votes.
A list of candidates and their vote totals in the various elections for towns, villages, cities and school boards follows:
In town elections only Town Boards with four members were up for election. They were:
Brazeau: The two incumbent supervisors were re-elected without oppositiion. They are Rodney Gretzon who received 152 votes and David Parmentier who got 139 votes.
Dunbar: The office of clerk/treasurer will continue to be an elected positions as voters rejected a referendum that would have made the post appointed by the Town Board. The No votes were 18 and Yes votes 13.
The Town Board had requested the referendum when the incumbent Becky Grandaw moved to Pembine and was no longer eligible to hold the office. During the interim, the Board named Darlene Gehling acting clerk/treasurer which she will hold until the April 2015 election.
Niagara: The office of town treasurer will now be appointed by the Town Board instead of being an elected position. The vote to make it an appointed post was Yes 60 and No 33.
Peshtigo: The new Supervisor 4 on the Town Board will be Daniel Van Beek who received 138 votes defeating Bryan Peth who received 51 votes. Incumbent Supervisor 3 Denise Wiedemeier had no opposition and received 173 complimentary votes. A total of 195 voters went to the polls.
Pound: Both incumbent supervisors were re-elected. Supervisor Mike Zeitler received 118 complimentary votes and Supervisor Dave Pellman 113 complimentary votes. A total of 140 persons went to the polls.
Stephenson: The two incumbents were re-elected without opposition. They are Supervisor 2 Jeffrey Lieuwen who was given 119 complimentary votes and Supervisor 4 Kevin Solway 120 votes.
Wausaukee: Both incumbents were unopposed and re-elected. Supervisor 3 Kurt Stumbris received 31 complimentary votes and Supervisor 4 Dennis Taylor also got 31 complimentary votes.
Coleman: All three incumbent trustees were re-elected without opposition. They are are Jeff Gosa Sr. who got 86 votes, Jesse Parker with 78 votes and Wayne Smet received 76.
Crivitz: Ben Kamps is a new trustee receiving 52 votes. He replaces Janis Porfilio who did not seek re-election. Re-elected were incumbents Trustees Duane Swanson with 75 votes and Shirley Keller got 64 complimentary votes.
Pound: A write-in candidate, Adam May, who received 17 votes is the new trustee. John Homontowski received nine write-in votes. May will be seated if he accepts the position as the incumbent Wayne Gross did not seek re-election. Having no opposition for the other trustee post was incumbent Mary Meyer who received 49 complimentary votes. A total of 55 persons voted in Pound.
Wausaukee: All three incumbents were re-elected as trustees and had no opposition. Jason Figas received 18 votes, Rosie Figas 18 votes and Bradley Taylor got 16 votes. The village had a total of 28 voters.
Peshtigo: Cathi Malke was elected the first woman mayor to hold position in the City of Peshtigo ever. She received 251 votes to 218 for Mark Konrad. Mayor Al Krizenesky did not seek re-election.
Malke did not seek re-election to another term as Third District Alderperson. Filing for the post was Mary Lock who previously served on the council. Lock was unopposed and received 133 votes.
The city also elected a new alderperson for District 1. He is David Marquardt, former city parks and recreation director. He was unopposed and received 115 votes. The incumbent Tim Colburn did not seek re-election.
In Aldermanic District 3, Thomas Gryzwa was unopposed for re-election and received 152 complimentary votes.
Marinette: The city will have a new Ward 7 Alderperson as Pamela Goes received 92 votes to 62 for Jeffrey Mayou. A contested race developed for the post as the incumbent Carol Kempka did not seek re-election.
Re-elected without opposition were Alderperson Ward 3 John Marx who had 72 votes and Alderperson Ward 8 Martha Karban with 51. Municipal Judge Carl D. Mercier got 363 complimentary votes.
Niagara: All three alderpersons were re-elected without opposition. They are Donald Shampo who got 111 votes, Gerald Kallenbach had 105 votes and Larry Kuchinski 92 votes. There was a total of 127 voters. Myah Anderson was elected 2014 Miss Niagara.
Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine: Incumbents were re-elected without opposition. They were Brian Parr, for member at large got 82 complimentary votes and Tammy Decker, representing the Town of Dunbar received 83 complimentary votes.
Coleman: A former employee of the school district Barbara Krause-Klug is the new member on the School Board as incumbent Roger Heisel was defeated. Re-elected was Joanne Nowak. The three candidates had sought the two seats up for election. Klug received 346 votes, 298 for Nowak amd 269 for Heisel. At the February Coleman School Board meeting Heisel received a plaque commemorating his 20 years of service on the board.
Crivitz: Two incumbents were re-elected as three candidates sought the two seats up for election. Re-elected were Lyle Cherry 260 votes and Michael Dama received 187 votes. Todd Klemme received 159 votes and was eliminated.
Goodman-Armstrong Creek: Both incumbents were re-elected and had no opposition. Re-elected were David Ziolkowski who received 107 complimentary votes and Laura Klescewski got 102 complimentary votes.
Lena: Incumbent Lori Dufek had no opposition for re-election and received 133 complimentary votes.
Marinette: All three incumbents for city residents seats were re-election without opposition. They are Lee Kuntz with 360 votes, John LaCourt had 429 votes and William Milz 349 votes.
Niagara: Three candidates filed for the two positions on the Niagara School Board. Winners were incumbent Tracy Coppens who received 150 votes and challenger Susan Moll with 164 votes. Incumbent Donald Schroeder was defeated and received 89 votes.
Peshtigo: All three incumbents were re-elected without opposition for the three seats up for election. Re-elected and the complimentary received were Gary Larsen Seat 1 with 463 votes; Mike Fifarek, Seat 5 received 480 votes and Vern Rohde, Seat 6 had 453 votes.
Suring: Incumbent Eugene School Jr. won a return to his seat on the Suring School Board with 206 votes to his opponent Erika Olson Schindels 176. He represents the towns of Bagley, Maple Valley and Spruce. Cathleen Lundgren received 363 complimentary votes as a representative of the towns of Doty, Mountain and Riverview. Mark Strehlow with 340 votes will represent the Town of How.
Wausaukee: There were no races as the two incumbents were the only two candidates to file for re-election to the two seats up for election. Kenneth Jones got 121 complimentary votes and Dave Kipp received 109 votes.