LATEST UPDATE: 6:34 p.m., April 10, 2012
School district results are now official, according to the April 9 canvass. All other results reflect the unofficial totals.
All unofficial results have been entered, including write-ins. Results are subject to change due to manual entries from the touch screen voting equipment.
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICTHudson School Board Votes Sandy Gehrke * 3,602 Tom Holland * 3,472 Brian P. Bell * 3,269 Liz Bruch 3,202 Cathy Leaf 2,524 John A. Burtis 2,121 Write-ins 349
Brian Bell issued the following statement:
"I am happy to serve for another term on the Hudson School board. I wanted to thank all the people who volunteered time in this important election."
Liz Bruch issued the following statement:
"The election is over, the results are in, and the work ahead for the new school board is about to begin. I am grateful to have been a part of this election process and carry warm memories of the many people that I was privileged to meet as I walked the streets of the School District. I offer my sincere congratulations to Sandy Gehrke, Tom Holland, and Brian Bell as they have now received this honored trust to serve on behalf of the people of the District. I pledge my own continuing support for the entire educational enterprise in this community. Thank you again for the privilege of running for this office and special thanks to those who helped with my campaign and for those who chose to vote for me."
The Hudson School District will hold a press conference at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday regarding the referendum results. According to the media advisory sent earlier this week, "No statements will be provided to the media prior to this time."
Paul Moen, chairmain of the Vote Yes Committee, did speak up about the referendum results.
"I'm real pleased that the Hudson community, when presented with the facts of the referendum, that they decided that we do need to support additional space," Moen said. "What we're most pleased with is that our efforts were successful and that the community of Hudson is ready to move forward."
The last hurdle for the district to clear before the purchase can go through is for the City of Hudson to rezone the property from commercial use to public use. The Plan Commission delayed acting on a request for rezoning until after the referendum. A public hearing is slated for Monday, April 9.
"Now, in my opinion, the community has overwhelmingly endorsed this referendum, so the Planning Commission has no choice but to rezone," Moen said.
CITY OF HUDSONMayor Votes % Alan D. Burchill * 2,372 74.5% Scot O'Malley 807 25.3% Write-ins 6 0.2%
Alan Burchill has issued the following statement:
"I would like to thank the citizens of Hudson for electing me their mayor for the next two years. It is a privilege and honor to serve as mayor of Hudson. I am proud I ran on my record and that we ran a positive, issue-focussed campaign. The City has many challenges and I am confident that with with everyone working together we can find effective solutions. There are many more issues in which we agree than disagree. So, now is the time to go to work."
TOWN OF HUDSONTown Board Supervisor 1 Votes % Don Jordan * 1,079 61.1% Ken Kolbe 679 38.4% Write-ins 9 0.5%
Ken Kolbe issued the following statement:
"Thank you everyone for the last six years and those who voted this election for a progressive community. I have always looked to the future for our town and how we could be a better community for all, not just the select few who would sue the town for not getting their way. Everyone have a safe day and if you are still interested in my representing you, there is always next year."
VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSONVillage Trustee Votes Daryl Standafer * 655 Stan Wekkin * 575 Ted Head * 537 Write-ins 26
ST. CROIX COUNTYDistrict 3 Supervisor Votes % Tim Hood * 618 68.7% Dietmar Schlei 280 31.1% Write-ins 1 0.1% District 4 Supervisor Votes % Daryl Standafer * 524 50.0% Howard F. Novotny 511 48.8% Write-ins 12 1.1% District 5 Supervisor Votes % Fred Yoerg * 523 56.5% Sharon A. Norton-Bauman 396 42.8% Write-ins 6 0.6% District 6 Supervisor Votes % C.W. Buck Malick * 1,073 99.1% Write-ins 10 0.1% District 7 Supervisor Votes % Chris Kilber * 575 99.5% Write-ins 3 0.5% District 8 Supervisor Votes % Richard Ottino * 824 99.8% Write-ins 2 0.2% Nursing Home Referendum Votes % Yes * 10,528 62.8% No 6,243 37.2%
ORIGINAL POST (5 p.m., April 3, 2012): Hudson Patch will bring you unofficial election results from today's races after polls close at 8 p.m. This post will be updated as new results come in.
Projected winners will be marked with the * symbol.
Of the 17 local races, we'll first focus on five races of high interest to Hudson-area voters. Those races are the following:
- St. Croix Meadows purchase referendum
- Hudson School District Board of Education (three seats)
- City of Hudson, Mayor
- City of Hudson, District 4 Alderperson
- Town of Hudson, Town Board Supervisor 1
We'll also keep an eye on contested county races that affect the Hudson area, including the following:
- County nursing home funding referendum
- County, District 3 Supervisor
- County, District 4 Supervisor
- County, District 5 Supervisor