It was a night for incumbents in South Milwaukee.
No challengers — write-in or otherwise — were able to unseat sitting local leaders in the administration, on the City Council or on the South Milwaukee School Board.
Here are the local results:
- South Milwaukee Mayor Tom Zepecki easily won a fourth term, beating write-in candidates Michael Moeller and Todd Lorino. Zepecki had 78% of the vote to Lorino’s 18.4% and Moeller’s 1.8%.
- In the First District, incumbent Alderman Frank Van Dusen III cruised past Moeller, also running as a write-in for that seat, 95.1% to 3.8%.
- Other local offices were uncontested, with City Clerk Jim Shelenske, City Treasurer Karen Skowronski, City Attorney Joseph Murphy and Municipal Judge Bill Fenger all winning re-election.
- On the South Milwaukee School Board, incumbents David Maass (38.9%) and Kathleen Molus (32.8%) won re-election, with challenger Sophia Williams coming in third (28.3%).
Also winning re-election was County Supervisor Pat Jursik, who was running unopposed. In the locally contested Milwaukee County court races, Carolina Stark and Lindsey Grady won large majorities in South Milwaukee.
See all local results in this PDF document … and post your comments below!
(See a post on Republican presidential primary results here.)
Tuesday is election day, so please do your duty as a citizen and vote.
Here’s a quick primer of what to expect:
- Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m
- Not sure where you vote? See a map here.
- The only contested local race on the ballot is for South Milwaukee School Board. See candidate summaries here and vote in the poll on the right side of this page.
- However, Mayor Tom Zepecki, seeking a fourth term, is going up against two declared write-in candidates: Michael Moeller and Todd Lorino. Moeller is also vying for the First District aldermanic seat currently held by Frank Van Dusen III.
- You can see sample ballots on the city website here.
- You don’t need to bring your photo ID to the polling place after all, thanks to a recent court ruling, but you will still need to sign the polling book before voting.
Also, be sure to check South Milwaukee Blog for election results later Tuesday night.
See you at the polls!
Mayor Tom Zepecki will have write-in competition on April 3.
Michael Moeller is running as a write-in candidate for both mayor and First District alderman, he announced this week.
You’ll recall that Moeller ran unsuccessfully for the First District aldermanic seat in April of 2011, losing to Mike Karbowski and Craig Maass. Karbowski passed away later that summer and was replaced by Frank Van Dusen III. (Moeller also applied — and was ultimately not selected by the City Council – for that role.)
Van Dusen is already on the April 3 ballot to fill the one year remaining on Karbowski’s term.
Zepecki is seeking his fourth term and will still be the only name on the April 3 ballot for mayor.
I’ll keep you posted on this as the election draws nearer. Of course, I’d like to know what you think about this. Post your comments below!