By Anthony DrewNews-Review Asst. Editor
After the polls closed Tuesday night and the votes were tallied, Lorin Johnson of Phelps was declared the winner of the District 16 (Phelps Ward 2 and Washington Ward 2) seat of the Vilas County Board as he defeated incumbent Bob Egan 199-174.
In District 11 (St. Germain Ward 1), Mark Rogacki defeated Marv Anderson in a narrow 154-146 election. Fred Radtke didn’t file for re-election and the two candidates vied for the seat.
In the closest race in the county, Dennis Nielsen will keep the District 4 seat (Boulder Junction Ward 2 and Plum Lake Ward 1) after defeating challenger Dianne Briggs 148-145.
Incumbent Linda Thorpe defeated challenger Sheb Schebella 102-45 in District 19 (Eagle River Wards 1, 2 and 3).
In other Vilas County Board races, Chuck Hayes garnered 205 votes to take the vacant District 2 seat (Presque Isle and Winchester), defeating Paul Specht who had 155 votes and write-in candidate Sulo Wainio with 16.
Charles Rayala Jr. won in District 3 (Arbor Vitae Ward 1, Boulder Junction Ward 1, Lac du Flambeau Ward 1 and Manitowish Waters) with 229 votes, coming in ahead of Ginger Schwanabeck with 157.
Running unopposed for the remaining county board seats were Ralph Sitzberger, District 1; Emil Bakka, District 5; Erv Teichmiller, District 6; Ron De Bruyne, District 7; Christopher Mayer, District 8; Mary Kim Black, District 9; Alden Bauman, District 10; Gary Peske, District 12; Steve Favorite, District 13; Maynard Bedish, District 14; Sig Hjemvick, District 15; James?Behling, District 17; Leon Kukanich, District 18; Edward Bluthardt Jr., District 20; and Kathleen Rushlow, District 21.
All those who filed for school board candidacy in Northland Pines, Three Lakes and Phelps school districts ran unopposed. A list of those include:
Northland Pines — Incumbents Holly McCormack, Area C; Eric Neff, Area E; and John Sarama, member-at-large.
Three Lakes — Incumbents Mike Kwaterski and Tom Rulseh.
Phelps — Incumbent Sherry Bierman ran unopposed, while John Huza ran unopposed for the retiring Tabitha Buckmaster’s seat.