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La Crosse County Board race results: Eight new faces, while Chair Monica Kruse, Steve Doyle among those retaining seats

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Not a lot of changeover in the La Crosse County Board, upon the conclusion of the spring election cycle.

There will be eight new faces on the board — Kelly Leibold (District 1), Em Andeson (5), Grant Mathu (6), Dave Balduzzi (21), Joe Kovacevich (22), Travis Elam (23), Paul Wuensch (27) and Ron Rothering (28), though two of those have been on the board before (Mathu, Kovacevich).

There were 17 incumbents in contested races and just two of those lost — Pam Viner and Dan Hesse.

Heading into the election, of the 30 board seats, 20 of those were contested races with 50 total candidates. And, of the 10 uncontested seats, eight of those were incumbents. Five current supervisors had declared they would not run.

Though this is a nonpartisan race, both political parties were involved.

The La Crosse County Republican Party posted 24 recommendations in the board race with 12 of those candidates winning — five of those unopposed.

The La Crosse County Democratic Party endorsed 13 candidates in the race and also saw 11 win — one being unopposed.

Here are the results (*indicates incumbent):

  • DISTRICT 1: Kelly Leibold 60.1% def. Bill Feehan (39.08)
  • DISTRICT 2: *Ralph Geary (unopposed)
  • DISTRICT 3: *David Pierce (64.5%) def. Jeff Birnbaum (34.4)
  • DISTRICT 4: *Maureen Freedland (unopposed)
  • DISTRICT 5: Em Anderson (unopposed)
  • DISTRICT 6: Grant Mathu (54.4%) def. Roxanne Aubrey Marina (43.8)
  • DISTRICT 7: *Gary Padesky (unopposed)
  • DISTRICT 8: *Peg Isola (72.2%) def. Rolan Covert (22.1)
  • DISTRICT 9: *Dawn Wacek (66%) def. Jerome Gundersen (33.8)
  • DISTRICT 10: *Kim Cable (66.2) def. Richard Korish (32.4)
  • DISTRICT 11: *Patrick Scheller (unopposed)
  • DISTRICT 12: *Randy Erickson (64.0%) def. Dave Schatzley (35.9)
  • DISTRICT 13: *Tina Tryggestad (unopposed)
  • DISTRICT 14: *Margaret Larson (57.7%) def. Jeanne Juenger (41.6)
  • DISTRICT 15: *Monica Kruse (52.9%) def. Heidi Worminghaus (46.7)
  • DISTRICT 16: *Dan Ferries (57.7%) def. Wyatt Molling (43.1)
  • DISTRICT 17: *Jack Pogreba (59.7%) def. Steve Markos (39.7)
  • DISTRICT 18: *Mike Baroni (60.5%) vs Jodie Visker (38.9)
  • DISTRICT 19: *Rick Cornforth (53.4%) def. Brooke Bahr (46.6)
  • DISTRICT 20: *Steve Doyle (58.5%) def. Chris Muller (41.5)
  • DISTRICT 21: Dave Balduzzi (64.3) def. Emily Onsager (35.6)
  • DISTRICT 22: Joe Kovacevich (55.1%) def. *Pam Viner (44.7)
  • DISTRICT 23: Travis Elam (unopposed)
  • DISTRICT 24: *Kevin Hoyer (52.0%) def. Kristie Tweed (47.9)
  • DISTRICT 25: *Dennis Jacobsen (67.1%) def. Michael White (38.7)
  • DISTRICT 26: *David Hunt (unopposed)
  • DISTRICT 27: Paul Wuensch (51.3%) def. *Dan Hesse (48.4)
  • DISTRICT 28: Ron Rothering (52.3%) def. *Leonardo Silva (47.6)
  • DISTRICT 29: *Ken Schlimgen (unopposed)
  • DISTRICT 30: *Dillon Mader (unopposed)

— This story was updated with one result that had not been counted.

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