Feb. 19 Local Primary Election ResultsSubmitted: 02/19/2019
Feb. 19 Local Primary Election Results
Lane Kimble
Lane Kimble
News Director

- The following are election results from contested races in the Feb. 19, 2018 primary from our viewing area.  The results are unofficial until the Board of Canvas for each local government approves them.


Stevens Point City Council District 9 (Top 2)

Polly Dalton - 107
Mary E McComb - 77
Brian Beaulieu - 76

Note from County Clerk: There are zero (0) provisional ballots outstanding, but given a one-vote margin, the canvas board meeting (which will probably be on Friday (announcement Wednesday) will go over the District 9 results to certify them when that meeting takes place, either Friday or Monday.


Park Falls Mayor (Top two)

Michael Bablick: 150
Daniel G. Leitl: 100
Beth Roberts: 16

Town of Elk Treasurer (Top two)

Joe Neerdaels: 80
Jean Klimkowski:19
James J. Pavlek: 4

Town of Flambeau Board Supervisor (Top four)

Michael Galloway: 89
Roy Boushon: 58
Karen E. Kerner: 45
Douglas AuBuchon: 40
Larry Weik: 23


Northland Pines School District Referendum ($4.6 million over 3 years)

Yes: 1230

No: 635

Boulder Junction Town Supervisor

Laura L. Bertch: 192
James Galloway: 144
Charlie Spencer: 119
Denny McGann: 111
Wesley G. Johnson: 100

Lac du Flambeau Town Chairperson (Top 2)

Matthew E. Gaulke: 247
Carl W. Edwards: 127

Stephanie Minisinookwe Thompson: 124
Write-In: 1

Lac du Flambeau Town Board (Top 4)

William "Bill" Stone Sr.: 190
Chris Mayer: 187
Gloria L. Cobb: 180
Bill McCutchin: 172

Bob Hanson: 166

Write-In: 1

Lac du Flambeau School Board (Top 2)

Gary Smith: 224
Brittany L. Allen: 201

Brandon Thoms: 39
Write-In: 2

Plum Lake Town Board (Top 2)

Vernon Wiggenhauser: 94
Katie Mortag: 62

Norman Rasmussen II: 21
Scattering 2

St. Germain Town Supervisor

Tim Clark: 164
Doug Olson: 142
Jack Bourgeois: 64
Scattering: 1


Saratoga Town Brd Chairperson (Top 2)

Terry Rickaby: 538
Travis John Demski: 102

Tony A. Berger: 68

Saratoga Town Board Supervisor (Vote for not more than 2)

Patty Heeg: 504
Douglas J. Passineau: 494
Mike Peterson: 160
Joshua McDonald: 159
Rebecca J. Mohr: 49

Stevens Pt. School Board Member (Vote for not more than 3)

Gee Pope: 17
Barb Portzen:12
Jeffery Ebel: 11
Ann Vang: 8
Kurt Pulvermacher: 8
Jodi L. Rentfrow: 7
Ed Morganroth, Jr.: 6

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