Challenger Comes Out Ahead of 2 Incumbents for Racine Unified Board
The Racine Unified community chose to keep two incumbents on the ballot for the April general election, but a challenger came out on top overall during this primary.
The ballots are in, and the votes have been counted. Racine Unified voters chose a challenger over two board incumbents in Tuesday's primary election.
Mike Frontier came out on top with a total vote count of 4,082, or 14 percent of the total ballots cast. Incumbents Chris Eperjesy and Julie McKenna round out the top three with 3,235 (11.26 percent) and 2,897 votes (10 percent), respectively.
The top six vote-getters will advance to the April general election.
Also in the top six are Robert Wittke, Jr. (2,737, or 9.53 percent), Roger Pfost (2,416, 8.14 percent) and Kristie Formolo (1,704,or 5.93 percent).
Voters will next head to the polls on April 2. The top three candidates that day will join the school board.
The candidates who are advancing aren't necessarily the ones that carried the villages. Carrying Caledonia were Wittke, Eperjesy and McKenna. Mount Pleasant's top three included Frontier, Eperjesy and Wittke. In Sturtevant the top three vote-getters were Frontier, McKenna and Wittke (95).
Here's how the votes tallied up in Caledonia, Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant, compared with the overall winners. An (i) denotes an incumbent; candidates advancing to the general election in April are marked in bold. Learn more about the candidates' backgrounds, top priorities, the district's achievement gap and the biggest issue facing RUSD.
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