Posted inElections, Government, Schools

Opinion: Take the 4th Place Vote Getter & Get Back to Business

**Editor’s Note: This column is the opinion of Racine County Eye Editor Heather Asiyanbi. The fact that the Racine Unified Board of Education has been unable to make up its collective mind on the person who will fill a vacant seat at the table should really make residents angry. Not only is the stalemate – […]

Posted inElections, Government

Johnson Retains Lead for Sturtevant Trustee

Incumbent Sturtevant Trustee John Johnson retained his lead Wednesday after a recount challenger Michelle Duchow requested. The vote totals changed by one; 369 for Johnson and 368 for Duchow. When the polls closed on election night, Duchow was in the lead, 367 to 366. Duchow asked for the recount after the village’s Board of Canvass […]

Posted inElections, Government

Update: Absentee Ballots Swing Votes in Favor of Sturtevant Incumbent

**Updated 5:30 p.m. The Sturtevant Board of Canvass conducted Friday turned the election for village trustee on its head. When the polls closed, incumbent John Johnson trailed resident Michelle Duchow by one vote, 366 to 367, respectively. But absentee ballots received this week have flipped that result, and Duchow trailed Johnson by a vote, 367 […]

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Garski, Incumbent Trustees Win, Turnout Higher Than Predicted

Former Trustee Jerry Garski is the new village president in Mount Pleasant. With complete totals reported shortly before 11 p.m., Garski led incumbent Mark Gleason by less than 400 votes, 2417 to 2024 with all polling locations reported. All of Mount Pleasant’s incumbent trustees retained their seats, and David DeGroot lead the pack much the […]

Posted inBreaking, Elections, Government

Sturtevant Says Yes to Referendum, 2 Incumbent Trustees

Sturtevant voters Tuesday narrowly approved – 352 to 346 – an advisory referendum directing village leaders to more fully explore a school district separate from Racine Unified. As it stands now, Racine Unified would need to give its blessing to Caledonia and Sturtevant to separate from the district. The group behind forming the independent school […]

Posted inCommunity, Elections, Government, Letter to the Editor

Opinion: Vote! Your Ballot is Your Voice, Don’t Waste It

Voting in a big, big deal, and too many of us waste our most precious right because they say it doesn’t matter; they say they’re tired; they say they can’t cut through the rhetoric to get to where candidates really stand; they say … nothing, in the end, when they stay home instead of voting. […]

Posted inCommunity, Elections, Government, Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Keep Current Sturtevant Board Intact

**Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by Sturtevant Trustee Chris Larsen. He is running for re-election in the election Tuesday. There comes a time right before Election Day that you have to look at where your municipality has been, where it is now and where it is headed. In the spring election […]

Posted inCommunity, Elections, Government, Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Diehl Shows Respect, Earns Respect

**Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by William Brown of Ogichidaa Mawansomag Edward was the first alderman (outside of the Cemetery Commission) who approached the Native Community with a positive attitude and willingness to consider our position.  Despite being the unpopular vision once the issue was pursued, Edward stood for what he […]

Posted inCommunity, Elections, Government, Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Diehl Asks for District Support, Vote

**Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by 15th District Alderman Edward Diehl. My name is Edward Diehl and I am running for election for a second term as Racine’s 15th District Alderman. Aldermen in this city are non-partisan. In my time on the council it didn’t matter whether you were Republican, Democrat, […]

Posted inElections, Government

Garski Outlines Ideas About School District, Development, 10-Year Vision

**Editor’s Note: Both candidates for Mount Pleasant Village President – incumbent Mark Gleason and Jerry Garski – were sent a list of questions from Racine County Eye. We feature Garski’s answers here and if Gleason responds, we will run a separate story with his responses. Jerry Garski, 49 1234 West Road 20-year resident Education: Bachelors degree […]

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Letter to the Editor: Re-Elect Edward Diehl

**Editor’s Note: This letter to the editor was submitted by Racine resident Rebecca C. Sorenson. Re-Elect Ed Diehl for 15th District Alderman on April 7, so he can continue to serve and represent Racine. Dr. Diehl has used his professional knowledge and experience to illuminate opportunities for community improvements for the past two years. He […]

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