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Trustee Candidates Talk Priorities, Separate School District

**Editor’s Note: This is the second story featuring the candidates for Sturtevant Trustee. Incumbents Chris Wright, Chris Larsen, John Johnson and challenger Michelle Duchow answered a series of questions, and these are their unedited answers. If elected, what would your priorities be? Wright: 1. Closing out our TIF district next year; 2. Laying the foundation for the […]

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Update: Listen to Racine Mayor Candidates on WGTD with Racine County Eye

Mayor John Dickert and Pastor Melvin Hargrove participated in a radio forum on 91.1FM WGTD radio Saturday hosted by the radio station and Racine County Eye editors Heather Asiyanbi and Denise Lockwood. During the forum Len Iaquinta from WGTD and the RCE editors asked the candidates questions in a conversational manner about a range of […]

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Racine Mayor: Dickert, Hargrove Advance To Spring Election

Racine Mayor John Dickert led in the primary while Melvin Hargrove trailed in second place most of the night, according to the city of Racine website. Dickert has been pro-development while Hargrove believes more training needs to be done to better the city’s workforce for the jobs already here in Racine. Excited about how people came […]

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Sturtevant Judge: Niemiec, Ten Cate Head to April Election

Turnout in Sturtevant was low Tuesday for the spring primary election to choose two candidates for the April general election for municipal judge. Only 182 registered voters of around 3,300 cast a ballot. In the end, residents chose incumbent Robert Niemiec and former Sturtevant police Officer Stuart Ten Cate: Robert E. Niemiec-82 Stuart Ten Cate- 47 […]

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Primary Election To Be Held In Racine And Sturtevant On Feb. 17

Residents from Racine and Sturtevant will head to the polls to decide on three primary election races on Tuesday, Feb. 17. Racine residents will choose two of four candidates for Racine Mayor. In addition to the mayoral race, residents living in Racine’s fifth district will also need to do the same for their common council representative. Sturtevant has four people vying for municipal […]

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Candidate Plans Ordinance Requiring Paid Taxes for Elected Officials

If Mount Pleasant village president candidate Jerry Garski wins the election in April, he plans to introduce a village ordinance requiring candidates for public office to to have their property taxes paid in full. Garski is running against current President Mark Gleason. The reason for the ordinance, Garski states on his website, is because the […]

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Mayoral Candidate Forum: Role Of Government In Business Development

In an increasingly competitive environment for development, how a government attracts and retains new businesses is important to understand, especially since unemployment continues to be an issue in Racine. With Racine voters heading to the polls on Feb. 17 to choose among four candidates — Janice Hand, Ed Diehl, Melvin Hargrove, and incumbent John Dickert […]