Spring election results: races, referendums
DELAVAN—Eighteen percent of registered voters in Walworth County turned out at the polls Tuesday, according to Walworth County Clerk Kim Bushy, and those who did found a number of races and referendums on the ballot.
A referendum in the Delavan-Darien School District that would have authorized the district to exceed state-imposed revenue limits by $2 million failed, with 1,721 no votes, and 1,159 yes votes.
But a Big Foot Union High School District referendum that would allow the district to exceed the state-imposed tax levy by $990,000 passed, with 1,038 yes votes to 702 no votes.
In the mayoral races, Delavan's incumbent mayor Mel Nieuwenhuis received 835 votes, beating challenger city alderman Ryan Schroeder, with 686 votes.
In Elkhorn, where two city council members vied for mayor, Brian Olson won the race with 538 votes over Gary Payson Sr., who received 461 votes.
Among the races for the Walworth County board,
In District 2 incumbent Joe Schaefer won with 621 votes over challenger Brian Bourdo, who received 411 votes.
In District 5 Charlene Staples with 692 votes, beat incumbent Carl Redenius, who received 616 votes.
In District 6, Kathy Ingersoll received 656 votes, beating Paul Fisher, who got 244 votes.
In District 10 incumbent Kenneth Monroe won with 317 votes over challenger Rosemary Badame, who received 277 votes.
For more information on the races in Tuesday's spring election, see: http://www.gazettextra.com/content/spring2014/thelatest