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Town of Delavan chair position comes down to recount

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Kevin Hoffman
April 9, 2011
— The race for Town of Delavan chairperson will come down to a recount Monday to determine if there’s any change in Ryan Simons’ three-vote lead over incumbent Dorothy Burwell.

Burwell filed for a recount the day after Tuesday’s election, which showed her trailing Simons 638 to 635 votes. The recount will be conducted at 9 a.m. Monday and is expected to conclude by late afternoon, according to the town clerk’s office.


Neither Simons nor Burwell could not be reached by the Gazette for comment.


Simons, a realtor and town board members since April 2009, has been at odds with Burwell over several issues in the township. The two differed on tabling plans for a 623-home Shodeen development and on capturing and killing Canada geese from the Community Parks and surrounding areas.


Burwell was elected chairwoman in 2009. She also served as town clerk from 1999 to 2001 and was a member of the Walworth County Board from 1997 to 2008.



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