With tallies in from 100 percent of the polling places in the Racine Unified School District, incumbents Kim Plache, Gretchen Warner and Don Nielsen led the Racine Unified School Board primary race all evening.
However, all six candidates—Scott Brownell, Gretchen Warner, Kim Plache, Roger Pfost, Brian Dey and Don Nielsen—will all advance to the spring election, which will be held April 3.
In Caledonia, 3,860 people voted in the primary election while 4,491 people voted in Mount Pleasant, and 401 people voted in Sturtevant. Plache, Nielsen and Warner earned the top votes in all three communities. Caledonia had 97 outstanding absentee ballots.
Don Nielsen waited for the results at the District office.
"I’d like to say that the board is starting to build a trust within the community," Nielsen said. "I think that it’s a start and it’s going to be an ongoing process… we’re not going to make a dramatic change in the District unless we get the support of the community. Hopefully this is going the first step in that process."
Here are the totals:
Scott Brownell: 2,001
Gretchen Warner (I): 3,350
Kevin Cronin: 775
Kim Plache (I): 3,959
Roger Pfost: 1,888
Brian Dey: 1,974
Don Nielsen (I): 3,343
Total votes: 17,299
Vote totals are unofficial until certified by the Board of Canvassers.