Selected Spring 2013 General Election Results HereSubmitted: 04/02/2013
Selected Spring 2013 General Election Results Here
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
Managing Editor / Senior Reporter

NORTHWOODS - The two incumbents running for statewide office held onto their seats Tuesday night.

Tony Evers claimed another term as State Superintendent of Public Instruction, while Pat Roggensack will be back for ten more years on the state Supreme Court.

Locally, Merrill attorney Rob Russell appeared to win a close race versus incumbent John Yackel for Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge.

Each of the three local general revenue school referenda were quite close.

As of late Tuesday night, Phillips denied a referendum by just seven votes, while Wabeno Area also voted down more money.

Elcho, meanwhile, approved $400,000 per year in additional spending.

See the latest results from statewide races, Northwoods county races, contested school board elections, and referenda below.

State Superintendent
Tony Evers (i) - 61%
Don Pridemore - 39%
99% reporting

Supreme Court
Pat Roggensack (i) - 57%
Ed Fallone - 43%
99% reporting

Circuit Court Judge
Lincoln County
John Yackel (i) - 48%
Rob Russell - 52%
26 of 27 precincts reporting

Phillips School Referendum
$650k each of next 5 years
Yes - 1085
No - 1092
All precincts reporting

Wabeno Area School Referendum
$1 million+ next 3 years
Yes - 521
No - 555
All precincts reporting

Elcho School Referendum
$400k next 4 years
Yes - 576
No - 525
All precincts reporting

Medford Area School Referendum
$5.8 mil for new pool
Yes - 338
No - 552

Rhinelander School Board
Top four elected
Judy Conlin - 1405
Mary Peterson - 1507
Grady Hartman - 953
Ray Burgan - 994
Dennis O'Brien - 1335
All precincts reporting

Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk School Board
Top two elected
Susan Greis - 367
Christy Seidel - 492
Mark Masiakowski - 339
All precincts reporting

Lakeland Union High School Board - North Lakeland
Richard Gilman - 905
Barb Peck - 1842
All precincts reporting

Lakeland Union High School Board - At Large
Ed Schaub - 2033
Johnathan Berg - 1931
All precincts reporting

Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School Board
Top two elected
Patricia Cirese - 477
Jack Jurries - 427
Sarah Kemp - 381
All precincts reporting

Elcho School Board
Mary Moore -
Ann Mas -
No results available

Three Lakes Town Chair
Stella Westfall - 547
Don Sidlowski - 273
All precincts reporting

Three Lakes School Board
Top two elected
Kari Volk - 741
Terry McCloskey - 711
Steven Garbowicz - 629
John Olkowski Jr. - 621
All precincts reporting

Chequamegon School Board - City of Park Falls
Top two elected
Adam Hoffman - 816
Kenneth Zeman - 19
Matthew Brenholt - 22
All precincts reporting

Prentice School Board
Lonnie Carlson - 325
Tammy Nikkila - 227
All precincts reporting

Merrill School Board
Top three elected
Lin Kautza 1427
Norbert "Nubs" Ashbeck 2147
Linda Yingling 2010
Chuck Bolder 1685
Jeff Verdoorn 2150
John Shull 2285
26 of 27 precincts reporting

St. Germain
Chairman race
Walt Camp 390 votes
John Vojta 342

Town Clerk Race
Tom Martens 426
Ed sergei 311

Town Supervisor
Allen Albee 364
David Mullen 319

Tom Christensen 381
Fred Radke 352

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