The Bloomer School District will have one new school board member and one returning member following the Tuesday, April 7 election and the city of Bloomer has a new mayor and council member.
In the school board race, incumbent Milaney Leverson was re-elected and Janelle Glenn will be joining the Bloomer school board. According unofficial results released by the District Office Monday night, April 13, Glenn received the most votes with 894, Leverson was second with 766 votes and Dan Wubker received 738 votes in the race for the two seats up for election.
In the City of Bloomer, James Koehler was the only candidate for mayor and he received 698 votes. Chad Baribeau was the only candidate running for the Alderperson Ward 1 spot vacated by Koehler and he received 168 votes. Kevin Meinen ran unopposed for re-election to the Alderperson Ward 3 position and received 178 votes.
With 537 votes, Lee McMenamin is the new District 4 Chippewa County Supervisor after defeating Jared Zwiefelhofer who received 301 votes.
In the New Auburn School Board race only the Chippewa County results were available on Monday night. In Chippewa County incumbent Shannon Berg received 289 votes, incumbent Staci Martison received 199 votes and newcomer Lindy Reimer received 195 votes. There are two available seats. Readers will have to wait until next week’s Bloomer Advance to find out the final results or check our website (www.bloomeradvance.com) during the week for more information.
In the Chippewa County Circuit Court Branch 3 race, Benjamin Lane won with 8,837 votes over Sharon Gibbs McIlquham who got 6,773 votes. In the city of Bloomer Lane received 573 votes to McIlquham’s 231 votes.
In the state Supreme Court race with 3,797 out of 3,937 precincts reporting, Jill Karofsky lead Daniel Kelly 808,734 to 679,083 votes. In Chippewa County, Kelly won with 8,314 votes to Karofsky’s 8,080. In the city of Bloomer, Kelly won 491 to 362.
The Wisconsin presidential primary Donald Trump ran unopposed on the Republican ticket and Joe Biden emerged as the Democrat party favorite. As of 11:05 p.m. Monday night, April 13, state results for Republicans show Trump with 603,436 votes and uninstructed delegation with 10,915 votes. For Democrats, Biden had 551,494 votes and Bernie Sanders had 275,915 votes. Each of the other 11 names on the Democrat ticket received 1 percent or less of the total vote.
In Chippewa County, Trump received 7,793 votes and uninstructed delegation received 134 votes. Biden received 6,068 votes and Sanders 2,126.
In the city of Bloomer, Trump received 470 votes and uninstructed delegation got four. Biden won with 278 votes and Sanders got 78.