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No change on Ironwood City Commission


November 6, 2019

IRONWOOD — The composition of the Ironwood City Commission will remain the same for the next two years, according to unofficial voting totals Tuesday night.

There were nine candidates in all vying for the five open seats on the city commission. All five incumbents were running along with four challengers in Tuesday’s election.

Mayor Annette Burchell received the most votes with 447 to win a third term. The remaining four incumbent commissioners were also reelected with Kim Corcoran receiving 430 votes, followed by Joseph Cayer with 404, Rick Semo with 389, and Jim Mildren with 378.

The four challengers followed with Dan Wood receiving the most votes with 250. He was followed by William Martell with 200, Maxwell Kasper with 146, and Tom Fiala with 125.

The five city commission seats were the only item on the ballot in this off-year election. The 662 Ironwood residents who voted constituted 13.4% turnout of the city’s 4,937 registered voters, according to Karen Gullen, Ironwood city clerk. The total includes 623 people who voted Tuesday in the Memorial Building auditorium, and the 39 votes from absentee ballots that were returned and processed prior to Election Day from the 47 that were mailed out.

The results, which will include an additional four unresolved write-in ballots, will be canvased at 1 p.m. today, in the lower level conference room of the Gogebic County Government office building, according to the county clerk’s office. Gerry Pelissero, clerk of court and register of deeds, will oversee the canvasing.


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