Two town chairpersons and a town treasurer were elected, and one incumbent town supervisor was upended in a relatively quiet spring general election in Kewaunee County.
Judge Brian Hagedorn won the county in the state Supreme Court justice race, earning 2,864 votes to Lisa Neubauer’s 1,687. The statewide tally was neck-and-neck as of early Wednesday morning, with Hagedorn ahead by about 1,500 out of nearly 1.2 million votes.
+ Dan Kassner was elected West Kewaunee town chairman with 244 votes to Milt Swagel’s 175.
“I’m looking forward to help with my local township with the rest of the leadership team,” said Kassner, who gave up his seat on the Kewaunee School Board to run for town chair.
+ David Barrett was re-elected Luxemburg town chairman with 180 votes to Robert Berger’s 158. For town clerk, Amanda Nimmer outpolled Jennifer Rank 239-86.
+ In the town of Lincoln, Jordan Nowak defeated incumbent Supervisor #1 Nick Cochart 206-117.
+ Write-ins played a key role in the Kewaunee School Board election. With only one candidate on the ballot for three positions, three people stepped forward and registered as write-ins for two of the three positions.
Deanne Schultz, appointed last year to complete an unexpired term serving unincorporated areas, won a three-year term of her own over write-in Tina Pawlitzky, 1,148-175.
In a contest of registered write-ins, Chase Pagel outpolled Frank Madzarevic 259-81 for an at-large seat.
There were no registered write-ins for the open city of Kewaunee seat on the School Board, and several people shared 178 total votes for the position. Their names were not immediately available.
The top write-in will be asked to take the seat. If the person declines, it’s considered an open position and the board may appoint someone to serve until next April.