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Incumbent Snead Loses 1st District; Borgman, Soltysiak Retain Council Seats

In an election with higher than expected turnout, Aldermen Neil Borgman and Dan Soltysiak with return to council, but Tracy Snead's term ends after six years with a defeat by challenger Robert Wolfe.

Muskego Alderman was bounced out of her 1st District seat on the Common Council Tuesday — losing to challenger by more than a 2-to-1 margin.

Two other aldermen who were on the ballot Tuesday fared better — District 3 Alderman and District 5 Alderman survived challenges from and , respectively.

The Wisconsin primary election was expected to draw about a 35 percent voter turnout, but local aldermanic races in Muskego and a heightened interest in recent Common Council decisions seemed to increase numbers at the local polls.

Voter turnout was 41 percent in the city, but aldermanic races increased that number considerably in those districts. The Snead-Wolfe race drew 52 percent in District 1; District 3 posted a 48 percent turnout; and District 5's turnout was 45 percent.

Snead maintained her belief in the vote she cast in favor of the lake park purchase after her 24 percent showing in the . Wolfe had also used it against her during a forum earlier in March, and it may have cost her another term.

Snead's "yes" vote for the $3.55 million purchase was one of four cast by aldermen on the . Two of those aldermen, Keith Werner (District 4) and Neome Schaumberg (District 6) are facing . The other alderman, from the council before those recall efforts were launched.

Here is a recap of the results from Tuesday's elections:

District 1 Alderman:
Robert Wolfe - 914
Tracy Snead (inc) - 361

District 3 Alderman:
Neil Borgman (inc) - 776
Larry Lefebvre - 293

District 5 Alderman:
Dan Soltysiak (inc) - 591
John Engelhardt - 386

In the presidential primary, Muskego voters liked , giving the GOP front-runner 3,330 votes, more than double that second place finisher Rick Santorum, who received 1,635 votes. Ron Paul took 289 votes, faring better than Newt Gingrich, who received 151 votes.

Overall, poll officials reported few problems, and didn't experience any delays that would have kept polls open past 8 p.m.

Fact_Or_Crap April 05, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Crap
Get over the crushing defeat April 05, 2012 at 06:59 PM
His name is not Lupo, and if you look at it, the people who started this arguing after the election is OVER are supporters of the people who lost (Scandihovian Lady). Maybe that person should change their name to soreloser instead of the other guy.
TheRealMuskegoPatch_UnBiased April 05, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Are Matt Johnson and Anti-Alinsky the same person? Reading over past articles you accused people of being Lupo once before...
The Anti-Alinsky April 06, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Nope.
Matt Johnson April 06, 2012 at 02:27 AM
I read that on one these blogs and if you look that word up... And that name was used in other blogs after the primary election.

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