Election round-up: Refendums voted up at Menomonie, Cashton; down in Beloit, Columbus; judge who signed recall is bounced; more state news
Read about school referendum outcomes and analysis on several ballot initiatives. Also, state Republican leaders have proposed a package of unemployment reforms aimed at easing a $1 billion debt to federal coffers, and stories about a big dairy expansion and an alleged burglar who says she was sleep-walking if she committed the crime.
Local elections drew some interest among voters, even though overall turnout at the polls was light Tuesday, April 2.RELATED CONTENT
Somerset School District voters approved a $7.95 million referendum to help expand and upgrade its schools. There were 675 "yes" votes vs. 512 "no" votes.RELATED CONTENT
Positions on the Tuesday, April 2, ballot include a St. Croix County judgeship, a seat on the District 3 Court of Appeals, Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction, and a seat on the state Supreme Court.RELATED CONTENT
Four candidates will advance to the April 2 spring elections to fill two open seats on the New Richmond School Board.RELATED CONTENT
Five candidates have filed to run for the two open positions on the New Richmond School Board. To narrow the candidates to four, a primary will be held Feb. 19.RELATED CONTENT
Village of Hammond residents will have a chance to ‘meet and greet’ board candidates on Thursday, Feb. 7 in the Hammond Village Hall.
There will be several contested municipal and school board races in the upcoming April 2 elections.RELATED CONTENT
With a week remaining before candidates are required to have their nomination papers filed, several municipal and school board races are already developing in the area.RELATED CONTENT
Some county judges, the position of Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction and a seat on the state Supreme Court are up for election this spring.RELATED CONTENT
Early Wednesday morning, with nearly all voting units reporting, the Republican incumbents were the winners in four local Wisconsin Assembly Districts.RELATED CONTENT
Baldwin elected state's first woman Senator; Kind easily fends off Boland while Duffy defeats Kreitlow
Western Wisconsin voters helped elect the state's first woman and the first openly gay U.S. Senator in history, while returning incumbent U.S. Representatives Ron Kind and Sean Duffy to Washington.RELATED CONTENT
With 86% of voting units in the district reporting, at 11:30 p.m. Sheila Harsdorf, who has represented the 10th District in the Wisconsin Senate since 2001 and survived a recall attempt last year, had won re-election. At that point, Harsdorf had 45,328 votes to 29,436 for her challenger, Daniel C. Olson.
Polling places across St. Croix County saw heavy turnout as voting was held Tuesday, Nov. 6.RELATED CONTENT
Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of men, women, children and students waited for over an hour so see Paul Ryan, vice presidential candidate. Tommy Thompson, the former governor and now Republican candidate for U.S. Senator arrived at the Hudson Victory Center shortly before Ryan.RELATED CONTENT