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Spring 2015 election

The latest updates from the Spring 2015 election.
Spending on Wisconsin Supreme Court races tops $1.1 million
By Associated Press | 4 pm 4/8/15
Spending topped more than $1.1 million on television advertising on a pair of Wisconsin Supreme Court contests decided in Tuesday's election. Read more...
Spending on Wisconsin Supreme Court races tops $1.1 million
Supreme Court chief justice sues over amendment
By Associated Press | 4 pm 4/8/15
Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday to try and hold on to her leadership spot. Read more...
Supreme Court chief justice sues over amendment
Huth credits collaborative nature for write-in vote win
By | 11 am 4/8/15
Janesville School Board write-in winner Steve Huth said his activity in both the educational and business communities helped him relate to voters. Read more...
Other area Spring 2015 election results
By Gazette staff | 9 am 4/8/15
Here are the unofficial vote totals for races in Tuesday's election. Read more...
Ardrey, Quirk elected to Janesville School Board; Huth leading among write-ins
By | 12 am 4/8/15
Both names on the Janesville School Board ballot won seats on the board Tuesday night. Write-ins received 37 percent and were competing for the remaining seat. Read more...
Ardrey, Quirk elected to Janesville School Board; Huth leading among write-ins
Voters pick Marklein, Liebert, Deupree, Tidwell for Janesville City Council
By | 12 am 4/8/15
Unofficial results show incumbents Douglas Marklein and Sam Liebert have been re-elected to the Janesville City Council. Newcomers Kay Deupree and Carol Tidwell are set to join them. Read more...
Voters pick Marklein, Liebert, Deupree, Tidwell for Janesville City Council
Rock County judge race victor Michael Haakenson expecting recount
By | 12 am 4/8/15
Michael Haakenson defeated Rock County District Attorney David O'Leary by 123 votes in the race for judge. Haakenson said he expects a recount because of the slim margin. Read more...
Rock County judge race victor Michael Haakenson expecting recount
Bradley beats Daley for 3rd term on Wisconsin Supreme Court
By Associated Press | 12 am 4/8/15
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley won re-election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday, easily defeating Rock County Circuit Judge James Daley and conservatives who wanted to increase their majority on the officially nonpartisan court. Read more...
Bradley beats Daley for 3rd term on Wisconsin Supreme Court
Newcomer wins Whitewater City Council seat by wide margin
By | 11 pm 4/7/15
Chris Grady didn't get the appointment he'd applied for last year when the District 3 city council seat was open, but the newcomer won the seat handily in Tuesday's election. Read more...
Newcomer wins Whitewater City Council seat by wide margin
Kelly Davis, Daniel McCrea win Whitewater School Board race
By | 11 pm 4/7/15
Kelly Davis was elected to Whitewater School Board. The two other candidates, Daniel McCrea and Jim Stewart, are separated by 23 votes. Read more...
Turnout in Rock County as expected, up slightly in Walworth
By | 11 pm 4/7/15
Voter turnout in Rock County was as expected Tuesday, while Walworth County voters numbers were greater than expected, officials say. Read more...
Turnout in Rock County as expected, up slightly in Walworth
Wisconsin voters OK change in selection of chief justice
By Associated Press | 10 pm 4/7/15
Voters have approved a constitutional amendment changing the way the chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is chosen. Read more...
Wisconsin voters OK change in selection of chief justice
Kristine Drettwan elected as Walworth County Circuit Court judge
By | 10 pm 4/7/15
Appointed Walworth County Judge Kristine Drettwan said she is excited to continue her work with a new sense of responsibility and humility after being elected judge Tuesday. Read more...
Kristine Drettwan elected as Walworth County Circuit Court judge
Voters pass half of two-part, $25 million Elkhorn Area School District referendum
By | 10 pm 4/7/15
The design process will begin immediately for improvements at Elkhorn Area School District schools after residents supported one of two referendum questions Tuesday. Read more...
Voters pass half of two-part, $25 million Elkhorn Area School District referendum
Newcomer Mike Kluck ousts incumbent Gary Payson Sr. for Elkhorn City Council seat
By | 9 pm 4/7/15
In his role as Elkhorn alderman, newcomer Michael Kluck plans to maintain the city’s small-town feel while managing spending and bringing in revenue by attracting businesses and people. Read more...
Newcomer Mike Kluck ousts incumbent Gary Payson Sr. for Elkhorn City Council seat
Two incumbents lose Edgerton School Board seats
By | 9 pm 4/7/15
Two of three Edgerton School Board incumbents were knocked from their seats Tuesday night. Read more...
Voters overwhelmingly approve Evansville referendum
By | 8 pm 4/7/15
Evansville voters overwhelmingly approved an advisory referendum, 620-158, aimed at getting big money out of politics. Read more...
Anissa Welch elected Milton mayor with two-thirds of votes
By | 6 pm 4/7/15
Councilwoman Anissa Welch secured a commanding victory in her bid for Milton mayor Tuesday night with almost two-thirds of the votes in her favor. Read more...
Anissa Welch elected Milton mayor with two-thirds of votes
Incumbent falls in Evansville City Council race
By | 6 pm 4/7/15
Results from Tuesday's election show one incumbent falling in Evansville City Council races, while two incumbents retained their seats. Read more...
Your Views: Carol Tidwell offers qualities you want on Janesville City Council
10 am 4/6/15
She knows how to listen well to both sides of an issue and make a wise and informed decision. Read more...
Our Views: On Tuesday, do your civic duty and get to the polls
4 pm 4/3/15
Because the numbers of voters in such elections are lower, odds are greater one vote could be the difference between two candidates. Read more...
Our Views: On Tuesday, do your civic duty and get to the polls
Voter guide: Spring election features heated races
By | 3 pm 4/3/15
Here are some tips for voting in Tuesday's elections. Read more...
Our Views: Greg Ardrey, write-in candidates David DiStefano, Steve Huth merit votes for Janesville School Board
2 pm 4/3/15
Changes in union benefits and the prospect of the school board adopting a merit pay plan are driving the partisan rancor. Read more...
Our Views: Greg Ardrey, write-in candidates David DiStefano, Steve Huth merit votes for Janesville School Board
Our Views: Liebert, Marklein, Tidwell, Williams merit Janesville City Council seats
11 am 4/3/15
This election is important. Depending on how Tuesday's vote goes, the seven-member council might have five new faces, The Gazette Editorial Board writes. Read more...
Our Views: Liebert, Marklein, Tidwell, Williams merit Janesville City Council seats
Your Views: Larry Harding solves problems for town of Plymouth
6 pm 4/2/15
Larry is always open to citizen input. Residents are invited to speak at every board meeting on every agenda item. Read more...
Your Views: Russell Rucker asks your support Tuesday in Orfordville
6 pm 4/2/15
I’ll work hard for all of you. I know I can’t do this alone but am confident I will work with the village board to achieve these goals. Read more...
Your Views: Town of Plymouth incumbents are team worth retaining
6 pm 4/2/15
I can’t imagine how any such challengers can think they can come in and do anything constructively with no background in our town government. Read more...
Your Views: Proud mom urges votes for Sam Liebert on Janesville City Council
6 pm 4/2/15
He is one of the only council members who visited every home affected by the new fire station and asked residents for their input and thoughts. Read more...
Your Views: Justice Bradley's account of clash calls into question her integrity
6 pm 4/2/15
Voters concerned about dysfunction on the high court can make a statement April 7. Read more...
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate's daughter wanted by state
By Associated Press | 4 pm 4/2/15
Online court records show Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate James Daley's daughter has been a fugitive since 2008. Read more...
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate's daughter wanted by state
Carla Quirk's attorney says she's fighting her hit and run ticket
By | 2 pm 4/2/15
Roger Merry, the attorney for Janesville School Board candidate Carla Quirk, says there's no way his client could have hit her neighbor's car, and he plans to prove it in court. Read more...
Our Views: Experience makes Michael Haakenson best bet for Rock County judge
12 pm 4/2/15
Haakenson shows even temperament while treating people with respect. He lets all be heard, knows the law, is consistent and explains his decisions. Read more...
Our Views: Experience makes Michael Haakenson best bet for Rock County judge
Judge James Daley: I vow to follow constitution and rule of law
By Judge James Daley | 12 pm 4/2/15
It is time for a replacement—a new voice who understands the proper role of the state’s high court—and I am here to step up to the plate. Read more...
Your Views: Janesville School Board candidate Carla Quirk has passion for kids, public service
12 pm 4/2/15
Carla is a hard worker who commits to a task, does her homework and get things done. Read more...
Your Views: Mike Haakenson handles case befitting move up to Rock County judge
12 pm 4/2/15
Mike Haakenson is fully prepared to bring these demonstrations of his character and intelligence to the Rock County bench, Read more...
Your Views: Council candidate Kay Deupree has bettered Janesville
12 pm 4/2/15
Kay is a sincere, approachable person who really cares about Janesville. She has volunteered in many ways in the community to make Janesville a better place to live. Read more...
Your Views: Re-elect Douglas Marklein to council; he listens, does homework
12 pm 4/2/15
Marklein has been a strong voice in ensuring that the city operates in a cost-efficient manner, creating value for taxpayers. Read more...
Your Views: Michael Haakenson offers right temperament for Rock County judge
12 pm 4/2/15
He has experience in having presided over criminal, juvenile, mental health, guardianship, probate and small-claims cases. Read more...
Steven Walters: Voters to decide whether to end era of “Shirley's court”
By Steven Walters | 4 pm 4/1/15
On Tuesday, voters—although only about one in five is expected to go to the polls—will decide whether the Wisconsin Supreme Court's seniority rule should be scrapped. Read more...
Steven Walters: Voters to decide whether to end era of “Shirley's court”
Our Views: Vote for Judge James Daley, constitutional change to reduce Supreme Court rancor
2 pm 4/1/15
Judge Daley credits his military experience for teaching him how to work with diverse groups of people, treat them with respect and disagree without being disagreeable. Read more...
Our Views: Vote for Judge James Daley, constitutional change to reduce Supreme Court rancor
Your Views: Janesville should elect two women to city council
1 pm 4/1/15
I urge everyone to cast two of their four votes for Carol Tidwell and Kay Deupree. Both of these women have histories of serving their churches and our community. Read more...
Your Views: In Orfordville, stick with David Olsen, Beth Schmidt
1 pm 4/1/15
We have several upgrades that are needed in the village. ... This is not a time for a change in stable leadership. Read more...
Our Views: Anissa Welch is best fit to lead Milton as next mayor
12 pm 3/31/15
Anissa Welch is well-spoken, personable and intelligent. As mayor, she would be a great ambassador for Milton. Read more...
Your Views: Douglas Marklein brings needed leadership to Janesville City Council
12 pm 3/31/15
He has brought a balanced cost vs. value approach to moving the city forward, which was sorely needed in the city council. Read more...
Your Views: Judge Forbeck believes David O'Leary is wrong choice for Rock County judge
12 pm 3/31/15
Ethically, he would be required to recuse himself from any pending criminal case. It will be some time before O'Leary can take any criminal case. Read more...
Your Views: Former Rock County clerk of court backs Ann Walsh Bradley for state Supreme Court
12 pm 3/31/15
She is honorable, trustworthy and believes in our state Constitution. Bradley is truly nonpartisan, unlike her opponent. Read more...
Your Views: On Janesville School Board, Carla Quirk will listen parents, teachers, citizens
12 pm 3/31/15
I have known Carla for over 10 years. She is dedicated to the children of Janesville and will work hard to make sure that they come first. Read more...
Your Views: Here’s why Evansville voters should reject ‘Move to Amend’
3 pm 3/30/15
How nice. The progressive dream, a government-controlled and government-supplied utopia that even finances elections. Read more...
Your Views: Kay Deupree will listen to all in serving Janesville City Council
3 pm 3/30/15
Kay has integrity, honesty and compassion. She is insightful, creative, willing to ask those difficult questions and is a strong team player. Read more...
Your Views: On Janesville School Board, Steve Huth will act in good conscience
2 pm 3/30/15
It is important that we carefully consider who we elect to represent the interests of the kids and those professionals we choose to be in the classrooms. Read more...