Kichak edges Roberts for chairman


Cortney Ofstad/Daily Globe

MITCH KOSKI, right, mayor for the city of Montreal, signs his name to vote in the general spring election on Tuesday in Wisconsin. Bobbie Bergquist, left, assists Koski.

James Kichak was re-elected chairman for the Town of Mercer during the general spring election on Tuesday.

Kichak edged challenger Opal Roberts, 355-343.

In other Mercer races, Lin L. Miller defeated Sue Schenk for town treasurer, 383-274.

For the Mercer School Board, three challengers ran for two seats. Incumbents Deanna Pierpont and Denise Thompson both were re-elected over opponent Paul Juske. Pierpont had 464 votes and Thompson had 383. Juske finished with 308.

Two seats were up for grabs on the Hurley School Board during the election. Incumbent David Pajula secured 540 votes to win another term, while challenger Mike Fontecchio grabbed 396 votes to claim the second and final seat on the board. Other incumbent Perry Elsemore finished in third with 288 votes.

Statewide races

Iron County residents voted to re-elect Wisconsin State Superintendent Tony Evers, over challenger Don Pridemore. Evers defeated Pridemore 858-358 in the county.

Local residents also voted to re-elect Pat Roggensack over Ed Fallone, 744-572 for Supreme Court justice.

— Cortney Ofstad


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