Local referenda votes come up short

      With most of the votes counted Tuesday evening, the unofficial call in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election appeared to be swinging in favor of Janet Protasiewicz.

      In Walworth County however, Protasiewicz garnered fewer votes than Daniel Kelly, who finished with 17,073 votes to his opponent’s 14,199.

      In other races:

Whitewater Unified School District Board

      The field of six candidates for three spots was unofficially narrowed Tuesday, with Stephanie Hicks garnering the most votes across Walworth, Rock and Jefferson counties with 2,375.

      The other two earning the final two spots on the board were Christy Linse with 2,119 votes, and Lisa Huempfner, who edged out Thayer Coburn for the final spot, 1,952-1,926 votes.

      Joseph Kromholz (1,655 votes) and Chuck Mills (1,602) were also eliminated.


      With results in from both Rock and Walworth counties, it appeared newcomer Kelly Pohl had the highest vote total for Delavan-Darien School District with 2,014.

      The final two spots were won by Giovanna Moses (1,993 votes) and David Henriott (1,865).

      Jessie Grober, who had recently been appointed to fill an open spot, finished fourth and Mike Schmidt fifth (1,683 and 1,388 votes, respectively) to fall short of office.

      In the race for Town of Darien chairman, Cecil Logterman defeated Bridget McCarthy, 291-248.


      With all of the votes in Tuesday night, it appeared that the Elkhorn Area School District’s attempt at an operational referendum had failed.

      Question No. 1, which addressed the district-wide operational referendum, fell 3,506 votes to 1,976 votes.

      Question No. 2, which focused on funding for the 4-year-old kindergarten program, fell 3,311-2,172.

      In the municipal judge race, incumbent James B. Duquette downed challenger Lori Domino, 1,299-987.

Walworth Referenda

      A pair of referenda were decided in Walworth, both turned down by the public.

      A fire and EMS referendum to continue funding was voted down, 423-335, while the proposed operational referendum for Walworth School District Joint No. 1 failed, 725-479.

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