cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Change was in the wind yesterday for the contested seats locally.
In the quest for the Village President position, Dean Wolter defeated Charlie Hargan 63% to 37%. The actual unofficial vote totals were 1,659 for Wolter and 962 for Hargan. Both candidates had somewhat similar views of the problems confronting the community but Wolter’s proposed solutions captured the imagination of the majority of voters. Hargan had been involved in village politics for many years while Wolter has been on the scene as a Trustee for some three years. Wolter’s current seat as a Trustee can be filled by the Village Board after he is sworn in this coming May.
In the contested race for a seat on the School District Board, newcomer Diana Kline defeated Cari Brust by a 60% to 40% margin with Kline gathering 1,582 votes to Brust’s 1,060. Brust had been appointed to fill a vacant seat and ran for election as the incumbent. Kline ran as a newcomer who pledged to hold people’s feet to the fire, as it were. She had no prior political background.
The one contested race in the community for
Congratulations to all who placed themselves in the various races. Simply making oneself available is a risk and often the various positions are not contested. The national political scene and the state political scene could well have played roles in the changes we will see in our local and county representatives.
I expect that President-elect Wolter will hit the ground running while the two other victors in the contested races may need some time to orient themselves in their new roles. Wolter ran a very solid campaign and staked out his positions clearly. He knows the members of the current Board and has worked with them for several years; they know what to expect from him and vice versa.
The Curmudgeon Blog today is titled "A Satirical Look at Health Care Reform".