Twelve of the Vilas County Board’s 21 seats will feature new members following last Tuesday’s elections. Of those, four incumbent supervisors lost their seats.
In District 1 (Land O’ Lakes Ward 1 and Plum Lake Ward 2), incumbent Ralph Sitzberger lost to William Otterpohl 126-79. Otterpohl is a small-business owner who has worked for 25 years in the field of stone masonry.
In District 4 (Boulder Junction Ward 2 and Plum Lake Ward 1), incumbent Dennie Nielsen lost to Vernon Wiggenhauser 119-66. Wiggenhauser is a retired banking executive with 30-plus years of financial operations experience.
In District 14 (Conover Ward 1 and Lincoln Ward 1),