South Milwaukee will have a new city clerk.
Third District Alderman Jim Shelenske scored a narrow victory over incumbent Kathleen Lisowki in the race for South Milwaukee city clerk on Tuesday. Unofficially, Shelenske tallied 1,255 votes, or 51.3 percent, to Lisowski’s 1,185, or 48.5 percent.
In the only other contested city race, Mayor Tom Zepecki was elected to a third term 2-to-1, with 1,622 votes to challenger Richard Raduenz’s 798.
Treasurer Karen Skowronski, City Attorney Joseph Murphy and Municipal Judge William Fenger all ran unopposed and rolled to victory.
The South Milwaukee School Board proved close, with write-in candidate Joseph Weirich tallying 242 write-in votes to join incumbent Terri Travia (1,522) on the board. Carol Dufek received 187 write-in votes, and Nick Szablewski tallied 41.
Here’s a look inside some of the numbers:
- In the city clerk race, Shelenske, not surprisingly, rode a strong showing in his district to victory. He tallied 396 votes in the 3rd District to Lisowski’s 268. Lisowski beat Shelenske in every other district.
- Zepecki, of course, won handily in each district and scored more than twice as many votes as Raduenz in the 3rd (458-204) and 4th (478-215) Districts.
- Strong showings in Districts 1 and 4 propelled Weirich to victory. Of his 242 votes, 170 came from those two districts alone.