With two registered write-in candidates and one incumbent seeking the 63rd Assembly District seat, unofficial results likely won’t be known immediately, unlike previous years when Racine County election officials saw simple races.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R – Rochester, who won by 260 votes in the August primary election against Republican challenger Adam Steen, faces Steen once again as a write-in candidate along with Democrat Joel Jacobsen, who also announced he would seek the seat as a write-in for the Nov. 8 General Election.
The challenges facing local municipal clerks is among the top stories in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press.
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Here’s a look at some of the other stories in this week’s edition:
INDECENT EXPOSURE: A plea and sentencing hearing is scheduled for Dec. 16 for a Twin Lakes man charged with masturbating behind a woman in Walmart. Robert J. Rohleder, 29, was charged Oct. 7 in Racine County Circuit Court with six counts of felony bail jumping, lewd and lascivious behavior and disorderly conduct.
TASK FORCE UPDATE: Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty called for patience and collaboration while the Burlington Community Task Force continues its work on racial matters within the city. Although the matter was not on the agenda at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting, Hefty issued a statement during the reports portion, explaining the purpose of the task force and offering an update.
TURNOUT GEAR: The Common Council plans to consider purchasing 10 new sets of turnout gear for the City of Burlington Fire Department. Fire Chief Alan Babe, in an Oct. 18 memorandum to the Common Council, said his department is in need of turnout gear for its members because the current gear is beyond its useful life.
SPIKERS ON A ROLL: After cruising through the Southern Lakes Conference tournament, which brought another title for the Burlington girls volleyball team, the Demons waged an intense battle with non-conference opponent Kettle Moraine on Monday.