Spring election results announced
By Taylor Hale
PORTAGE COUNTY – Locals from across the county came out to vote during the April 5 elections. Polling locations were located throughout the region, allowing residents to cast their ballots.
This year’s races included county executive and judge seats, city alder positions, school board seats, and village board positions. Also on the 2022 ballot was a referendum focused on the Portage County Health Care Center, located in Stevens Point.
Rosholt, Plover, Auburndale, Almond, and Stevens Point all hosted their elections, with the ballots still being counted at the time of writing.
Winning Portage County Board seats were Lionel Weaver (D3), David Medin (D4), Shaun Przybylski (D6), Joan Honl (D8), Andrew Rockman (D9), Bob Gifford (D10), Pat Keller (D14), Allen Haga Jr (D15), Mike A. Olson (D16), Suzanne Oehlke (D17), Scott Soik (D19), Greg Hakala (D20), and David L. Peterson (D25).
Taking Stevens Point alder seats include Marc Christianson (D1), David Shorr (D2), Mykeerah Zarazua (D4), newcomer Dean Shuda (D8), and Keely Fishler (D10).
Poll worker John Gardener has aided in elections for over 14 years. He said he expected to see roughly 300 voters stop by throughout the day at the Mid-State voting station in Stevens Point alone.
“We have seen over 150 already, and we expect to see about twice as many,” Gardener said. “Things have been pretty smooth, and we have been getting a good amount of people coming through.”
Read more about the election in the April 8 edition of the Portage County Gazette. To see a full list of all winning candidates from the April 5 election, visit co.portage.wi.us.