Residents in-line with voters statewide on treasurer position but not the Supreme Court race

Of the 11 districts on today’s ballot for the Walworth County Board of Supervisors, there were three contested races.

According to unofficial results from the County Clerk’s office: in District 6 – incumbent Kathy Ingersoll (820 votes) defeated challenger Larry Price (382 votes); in District 1 – incumbent Randy Timms (713 votes) was ousted by former supervisor Rick Stacey (978 votes); and in District 10 – incumbent Kenneth Monroe (483 votes) retained his seat over challenger Steven Doelder (395 votes.)

District 1 includes the Town of East Troy, Village of East Troy and portions of the Town of Troy and Village of Mukwonago. District 6 includes the majority of the City of Elkhorn and a portion of the Town of Sugar Creek. District 10 includes the Village of Bloomfield, Village of Genoa City and portions of the Town of Bloomfield and City of Lake Geneva.

Ingersoll has served on the board for 10 years. She said in a pre-election interview she doesn’t have any agendas and has a great deal of respect for those she works with on the board.

“I am very proud to live in Walworth County, work alongside a great group of people and serve my constituents,” Ingersoll said.

Price worked for the county’s Public Works department for 32 years, beginning as an entry-level employee and working his way up to Director of Operations, the position he retired from.

“Nobody is going to get rich being on the county board but it’s a group of dedicated people, and always has been. It would be an honor to be among them,” Price said prior to the election.

For more details on the District 1 seat and other contested races in that area, see the related story under the East Troy tab.

County residents back Screnock in Supreme Court justice race

Topping the list on ballots statewide was the race for state Supreme Court justice between Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet of Whitefish Bay and Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock of Reedsburg.

Dallet was declared the winner, garnering 56 percent of the votes statewide with 82 percent of presincts reporting, according to preliminary results. Residents in Walworth County however, backed Screnock with 9,278 votes to 7,096 cast for Dallet.

Dallet will replace Michael Gableman for a 10-year term on a high court controlled 5-2 by conservative-leaning justices.

Although the election for state Supreme Court justice is nonpartisan, groups associated with the Democratic Party supported Dallet, while those associated with the Republican Party leaned toward Screnock.

According to ballotpedia.com, the seat of liberal-aligned Justice Shirley Abrahamson will be up for election in 2019, followed in 2020 by conservative-aligned Justice Daniel Kelly.

The website stated prior to the election that barring any midterm vacancies, a Dallet victory would place control of the court in the balance during the 2020 election.

Voters weigh-in on state treasurer position

Also on the ballot was a referendum question about whether or not to abolish the position of state treasurer.

Sixty-one percent of voters statewide supported keeping the position. Residents in Walworth County voted in line with others throughout the state: 9,278 votes were cast to retain the state treasurer position, 7,096 to eliminate it.

See complete results from Tuesday’s election in this week’s Southern Lakes Newspapers’ publications on stands in local communities.

 
 

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