Wednesday, November 7, 2012
City of Pewaukee alderwoman Kathleen Novack will replace embattled Waukesha Coutny Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, who decided to not seek re-election.
City of Pewaukee Alderwoman Kathleen Novack will be the new clerk of Waukesha County. Novack, 62, won 71 percent of the vote, or 155,430 votes, in Tuesday's county clerk race, beating Town of Lisbon business owner Jessie Read, 52, who collected 63,575 votes, or 29 percent of the vote. The results are unofficial. Novack, is a retired federal employee who was first elected to the City of Pewaukee Common Council in 2006 and lost her re-election bid in 2009. She was elected to the council again in 2010 and said she planned to run for another term unless, if elected as county clerk, it interferes with the county job. Novack is the second City of Pewaukee alderman to serve dual elected roles in recent years. Ald. Mike Hasslinger served as …
Friday, November 2, 2012
A City of Pewaukee alderman and Town of Lisbon small business owner square off in Tuesday's election to replace embattled Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus.
With an office mired in controversy the past several years, two candidates are seeking to replace outgoing Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus in Tuesday's election. Town of Lisbon Democrat Jessie Read will face off against Republican candidate City of Pewaukee Alderwoman Kathleen Novack to replace Nickolaus. Although they come from different backgrounds, both hold a common theme of restoring integrity to the office if they're re-elected. Read, 52, owns JRR Bookkeeping and said her business skills and experience would make her a strong candidate to become the new county clerk and serve the public. "I'm promoting the idea that No. 1, I'm going to bring honesty and integrity into the office," she said. "I believe its been lacking lately …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Only the county clerk's race is contested as two candidates vie to replace the controversial Kathy Nickolaus.
Four countywide races are on the ballot in Waukesha County this November, but only one — that of the county clerk — is contested. That seat has been the subject of heated controversy, as incumbent Kathy Nickolaus was criticized for a series of election mistakes, most notably reporting the wrong tally in the state Supreme Court race in 2011. Under heavy criticism, Nickolaus announced in April that she would not seek re-election, leaving a vacant seat. The position pays $74,703 annually. Vying for that seat are Republican Kathleen Novack and Democrat Jessica Read. The other countywide races are unopposed:
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
County Executive Dan Vrakas consulted with Kathleen Novack, who is the Republican in the clerk's race in November, which has Democrats crying foul.
A state Democratic party official is asking the Waukesha County Chairman to explain why he consulted with the GOP County Clerk candidate, but not the Democrat, when proposing to purchase new election equipment. JSOnline.com reported that County Chairman Dan Vrakas had included a $70,000 capital expenditure in the 2013 budget after discussing it with Kathleen Novack, the Republican nominee for county clerk, according to Vrakas chief of staff Shawn Lundie. Democrat Jessie Read, her opponent in the November general election, was not similarly contacted, however, JSOnline.com reported. A letter sent to Lundie from Jeff Christensen, Decmocratic chairman of Wisconsin's 5th Congressional District, explained that he was "strongly disappointed" …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Tight race in three-way Republican primary election. Meanwhile, Register of Deeds candidate Jim Behrend wins GOP primary election.
In an election night surprise, City of Pewaukee Alderwoman Kathleen Novack pulled out a win Tuesday to advance in the Waukesha County clerk race. Novack received 35.9 percent of the vote to Town of Mukwonago Clerk/Administrator Kathleen Karalewitz’s 33.5 percent and City of Waukesha Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Gina Kozlik's 30.3 percent. While Karalewitz and Kozlik received support from prominent community leaders, it wasn't enough for her to take the race. All election results are unofficial until canvassing. The vote tallies are: Novack said she wasn’t surprised by her victory. “I was very hopeful that this would be the outcome,” she said. “It has been a very tough race with some strong opponents. Even with the final numbers, it is not a huge…