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.Candidate Total votes Caledonia Mt. Pleasant Sturtevant Anguiano 1207 257 226 54 Betker 1414 339 317 55 Brown 863 50 169 29 Bryce 1524 426 339 69 Eperjesy (i) 3235 761 807 83 Formolo 1704 501 492 78 Frontier 4082 328 1029 106 McKenna (i) 2897 661 694 105 Pfost 2416 658 581 85 Wittke 2737 820 750 95