Feb. 15 Primary Election: Street, Swenty to face off for school board in April; county board incumbent Gilk bested by challengers
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
LINCOLN COUNTY – Races for seats on the School District of Tomahawk Board of Education and the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors that will appear on April 5 ballots have taken shape following the Tuesday, Feb. 15 Primary Election in Lincoln County.
School District of Tomahawk Board of Education
All voters within the School District of Tomahawk had the opportunity to vote in the primary election for the school board seat representing the Towns of Nokomis, Wilson and Little Rice.
Jerrod Hock, Mandy Street and Ann Swenty faced off on Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Street and Swenty emerged as the top two vote-getters and will go head-to-head on April 5 ballots.
According to data from the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Ann Swenty garnered the most votes of the three candidates with 479, followed by Street with 253 and Hock with 88. No votes went to write-in candidates.
Lincoln County Board of Supervisors
The lone primary race for the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors took place in District 12, which represents Ward 2 in the Town of Corning, Ward 1 in the Town of Harding and Ward 1 in the Town of Tomahawk.
Incumbent Paul Gilk was challenged for the seat by Julie DePasse and Jon K. Weiler, with the two candidates garnering the most votes moving on to the Spring Election.
DePasse and Weiler came away with most votes, earning 86 and 69, respectively. Gilk tallied 38 votes. No votes went to write-in candidates.