Voters produce mixed bag in local races in Douglas CountyMany incumbents hold on, but several join local government.
Superior has three new city councilors: Tom Fennessey, Jack Sweeney and Terry Massoglia.
Fennessey, who served on the council from 1995 to 2002 representing the 8th District, will now represent resident in the 2nd District. He took 64 percent of the vote, defeating Marty Curtiss for the seat to be vacated by Tom Bridge.
Sweeney represented a portion of the 4th Council District as a member of the Douglas County Board from 2005 to 2012, now represents the entire district on the Superior City Council. Sweeney took 60 percent of the vote over Mark Johnson to fill the seat to be vacated by Jackie Stenberg.
Massoglia will take over as the 6th District, where only 77 voters cast a ballot. He took the seat with only five votes over Kimberly Collins.
In the Superior School Board race, incumbent Christina Kintop held onto her seat as the top vote-getter in a four-way race for two seats on the board. Board member Patrick Dorin also held on to his seat against challenges from James Farkas and Michael Raunio.
Results in a four-way race for two seats on the board in the town of Superior were mix. Incumbent Janet Dalbec held on but Roger LeTourneau was defeated. Paula Lindberg will join the board.
Diane Nelson defeated Wendy Lane in a bid to serve as Brule town clerk.
In Hawthorne, voters split nearly 2-1 to return their constable, Frank Schwirtz, to office.
Maple Town Board Chairman Gary Saari also held onto his seat against a challenge from Randy Markon, and incumbent board member Martin Laakso held onto his seat. Jon TePoel will join the board, taking the seat being vacated by Gary Erkel.
In Wascott, where voters were considering three candidates for two seats on the board, incumbent Mike Stupek held onto his seat and Richard Moravac joined the board.
In Gordon, Tuesday was a good day for incumbents. Board Chairman John Cosgrove, board member Courtney Rose and Ted Flamang and town clerk, Vickie Eastwood, were all returned to office.
In the town of Solon Springs, board member Jim Pettit defeated Chairman Glenn Rice for the chairman’s seat, and Parkland Chairman Nathan Johnstad was defeated by Justin Prendergast.
Alex Grymala, former president of the village of Superior Board was returned to office by a nearly 2-1 margin.
Oliver’s village clerk, Julie Abraham, held onto her seat after facing a challenge from Shiela Matthews.
Because two candidates launched write in campaigns in the Maple School District, unofficial results aren’t expected until Wednesday.