Two recent Gov. Walker appointees are running unopposed
Four top county offices are on the November ballot, however none of the incumbents has opposition. They include two appointees of Gov. Scott Walker: The other countywide candidates are also all Republicans running for their current seats. They are: The Register of Deeds, County Clerk, and County Treasurer positions each pays the same amount: $72,527 a year in annual salary. The officials each serve four-year terms.
Last week Van Wanggaard filed a petition with the Government Accountability Board seeking a recount of the hotly contested 21st Senate race and that recount is set to begin Wednesday morning.
The recount of the 71,868 votes cast in the 21st Senate recall election between Senator-elect John Lehman and Van Wanggaard is expected to begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Racine County Courthouse. Wanggaard, who lost to Democrat John Lehman in his bid to keep the 21st District seat on June 5, filed a petition Friday with the Government Accountability Board asking for a recount. Wanggaard lost to Lehman on June 5 by 834 votes — with Lehman receiving 36,351 votes and Wanggaard getting 35,517 votes. Racine County Clerk Wendy Christensen said the recount would likely take at least eight days because it took that amount of time to recount the ballots for the State Supreme Court race this spring. “The judicial recount (in April) took eight days…