|2012 Election Day|
|Written by Terry Mayer|
|Thursday, 08 November 2012 08:56|
Photography by Dan Plutchak and Terry Mayer
Voters sort out new districts in Tuesday's election
ELKHORN — Walworth County voters came out in droves Tuesday to make their voices heard at the polls.
Walworth County Clerk Kim Bushey reported an 88 percent turnout in Tuesday’s voting.
Here’s a rundown of the election results from around the area:
• Register of deeds: Voters chose Republican Donna Pruess to replace the retiring county register of deeds. Pruess is a real property lister for Walworth County.
Pruess defeated Democrat Sue Finster for the open position.
• 1st Congressional District: Janesville native and Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan prevailed over Kenosha Democrat Rob Zerban in the best-financed, most professional challenge Ryan has faced since being elected in 1998.
The majority of Walworth County is included in the 1st Congressional District.
• 5th Congressional District: Veteran lawmaker and Republican F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. defeated Democrat Dave Heaster. The city of Whitewater is in the 5th District.
• 28th State Senate District: Incumbent Republican Sen. Mary Lazich was re-elected over Jim Ward, a Greendale Democrat. The 28th District includes part of East Troy Township.
• 31st Assembly District: Clinton Township Republican Amy Loudenbeck defeated Democrat Ryan Schroeder of Delavan in the new 31st District. Loudenbeck has represented the 45th District the past two years.
The 31st District now includes more of central and northern Walworth County, along with portions of Rock and Jefferson counties.
• 32nd Assembly District: Incumbent Rep. Tyler August, a Geneva Township Republican, withstood a challenge from Democrat Kim Peterson of Burlington and Libertarian David Stolow of Lake Geneva.
August became the youngest serving member of the Assembly when he was elected in 2010.
• 33rd Assembly District: Republican Steve Nass was re-elected to the state Legislature over challengers Scott Woods of Delavan, a Democrat; and Terry Virgil of Cambridge, a Libertarian.
• 43rd Assembly District: Democrat Andy Jorgensen of Fort Atkinson ran in a new district and prevailed over Republican Evan Wynn of Whitewater. The district includes portions of Rock, Walworth, Dane and Jefferson counties.
By law, Jorgensen must now move, because his home is three blocks from boundary lines of the 43rd District.
• 63rd Assembly District: State Rep. Robin Vos, a Rochester Republican, was re-elected. He defeated challenger Kelley Albrecht, a Democrat from Burlington, in a district that includes Burlington and a portion of Spring Prairie Township.
• 83rd Assembly District: Incumbent Dave Craig, a Republican from Big Bend, won over Jim Brownlow, a Democrat from Muskego.
The 83rd District includes the eastern portion of East Troy Township.
• Lake Geneva: City voters decided to combine the job of city treasurer and deputy clerk into one appointed position. The vote was 1,865 in favor and 1,098 against the change.
Starting in 2014, the city council will appoint the deputy clerk-treasurer.
• Linn Joint 6 School District: Through a referendum, voters agreed to allow the district to issue up to $2.8 million in general obligation bonds for repairs and improvements at Reek Elementary School.
Repairs will include roof and window replacement, upgrades to heating, electrical and plumbing systems; and creating a safer area for student drop-offs and pickups.
• Palmyra-Eagle School District: Voters rejected both referendum questions for the district, which includes a portion of northern Walworth County.
One question asked for permission to exceed revenue limits, while the other sought the OK to borrow more than $6 million to address facility and technology needs at district schools.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 08 November 2012 09:41|