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Incumbent Binnie wins Whitewater council primary

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Gazette staff
February 19, 2014

In Tuesday's primary for Whitewater City Council, District 4, incumbent Lynn Binnie and challenger Paul Yvarra collected the most votes to set up a face-off in the general election April 1.

According to unofficial results from the Walworth County Clerk's Office, Binnie secured 152 of 209 votes Tuesday. Yvarra was second with 30, followed by Gregory Meyer with 26.

Binnie, who has been in office since 2008, campaigned on a platform of balancing the need for student housing in Whitewater while also preserving single-family neighborhoods.

Other Walworth County primary totals, not including late arriving absentees, were:

--Challenger Charlene Staples and incumbent Carl Redenius will meet up for Redenius' District 5 seat on the Walworth County Board. Staples collected 169 votes and Redenius gathered 126. Challenger Daniel M. Boss finished third with 112 votes.

--In the town of Richmond Board Supervisor 4 race, incumbent Tom Kraus collected 80 votes and challenger Greg Scott came up with 29 to advance to the general election. Challenger Martin J. Brunner finished third with five votes.

--In the race for Sharon village president, Mark A. Ruosch was first with 91 votes as Michael H. Hornby was second with 33. Challenger Michael Brooke was third with 22 votes.

Ruosch and Hornby will face off in April to replace Diana Dykstra, who announced in September that she was stepping down after her third, two-year term.



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