THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Pottratz, Wiedemeier, Staudenmaier, Buechler Win In Town of Peshtigo
Issue Date: February 22, 2017
Incumbent Town Chair Herman Pottratz and present Town Supervisor Denise Wiedemeier will face off for the town chair position in the Spring election on Tuesday, April 4. Incumbent Dan Staudenmaier won a spring ballot position along with challenger David Buechler.
Wiedemeier is mid-term as a town supervisor. If she wins the town chair position a replacement town supervisor would be chosen. If she loses she will retain her supervisor post until her current term ends in 2018.
There were a total of 204 votes for Wiedemeier and 141 votes for Pottratz for the chair ballot position. Staudenmaier received 178 votes for return as Supervisor 1, and will be on the April 4 ballot for that position opposed by Buechler, who received a total of 147 votes. Challengers Dale Marcusen, with 79 votes for town chair and Rebecca DeMarce, with 92 votes for Supervisor 1, are out of the race.
With the three-way races for the Town Chair and Supervisor 1 positions, voter turnout in the Town of Peshtigo for the primary election on Tuesday, Feb. 21 was heavier than in most districts. A total of 440 electors from all six wards went to the polls.
Breakdown in combined Wards 1 and 2, with 141 total voters, was 54 for Wiedemeier, 22 for Marcusen and 62 for Pottratz for the chair post. For Supervisor 1 votes were 47 for Staudenmaier, 59 for Buechler and 26 for DeMarce.
In Wards 1 and 4, with 189 voters, breakdown was 105 for Wiedemeier, 36 for Marcusen, and 38 for Pottratz for chair and 82 for Staudenmaier, 53 for Buechler and 44 for DeMarce for Supervisor 1.
The 110 voters in Wards 5 and 6 cast 45 ballots for Wiedemeier, 21 for Marcusen and 41 for Pottratz for the Chair ballot position, and 49 for Staudenmaier, 35 for Buechler and 22 for DeMarce as contenders for the Supervisor 1.