Voters in La Crosse County continue Democratic-leaning traditions in April election Tuesday.
The county went with the majority of voters in Wisconsin by choosing Rebecca Dallet as the new Supreme Court justice.
Dallet had liberal support, while opponent Michael Screnock was backed by the Republican Party and the NRA.
La Crosse also voted against eliminating the job of state treasurer, by a near 3-to-1 margin. The referendum to abolish the treasurer’s post was defeated statewide, as well (553,823 to 347,889 votes).
A new La Crosse County treasurer was elected. Democrat Amy Twitchell easily won over Republican Pamela Hollnagel (10,975 to 6,139).
Twitchell will serve the last half of the four-year term to which Shawn Handland was elected. He took a job with the West Salem school district.
State law required the special race, after former treasurer Shawn Handland got a job with an area school district, roughly one year into his four-year term.
As for the county ballots, of the 29 board members, only five faced challengers and four of the incumbents will retain their seats.
The fifth incumbent, Leon Pfaff, lost by two votes to Kevin Hoyer (299-297).
An official canvass will be done later this week.
The four others winning:
- Monica Kruse 353, Gerald Every 231
- Dan Ferries 342, Connor Nagy 217
- Laurence Berg 406, Sue Christopherson 275
- Ray Ebert 418, Kevin Hennessey 228
In the La Crosse school board race, Brad Quarberg won in a close three-way contest with 6,285 votes. Jeff Meyer ended with 6,176 and Keonte Turner had 5,980.
The La Crosse school district referendum passed by a huge margin (7,325-2,354).