Category: Election 2018

  • Frostman Wins Senate Race

    For the first time since 1970, a Democrat has won the 1st Senate District seat, and for the first time since 1963, a Door County candidate has been elected. Caleb Frostman was declared the winner of the June 12 special election for the 1st Senate District that was vacated by Republican Frank Lasee at the […]

  • Vote Today: Frostman, Jacque in Special Election for State Senate

    Today, June 12, voters in northeast Wisconsin will cast their ballots in a special election for State Senate. Democrat Caleb Frostman and Republican Andre Jacque are vying for the seat vacated by Frank Lasee in late 2017. Polls are open until 8 pm and we will have results available on To find your polling […]

  • Senate Candidate Andre Jacque Q&A

    At 37, Andre Jacque is amused to be the “graybeard” in the race for the 1st Senate District seat. “I’m still considered part of the millennial caucus, the future caucus,” he said. What is not so funny to him is that his primary opponent is calling himself a conservative outsider when Jacque considers himself to […]

  • Jacque Wins Republican Senate Primary Race

    The voters in the small northeastern section of Manitowoc County helped push Rep. Andre Jacque on to a 329 vote win against challenger Alex Renard in the May 15 Republican primary in the 1st Senate District. Jacque won with 4,368 votes to Renard’s 4,039, propelling him on to the June 12 special election against sole […]

  • New Era for Sturgeon Bay Council Starts Tuesday

    The Sturgeon Bay Common Council will have a new look at today’s meeting. For the first time the council will be made up of more women than men, with new alderperson Kelly Avenson joining Barbara Allmann, Kelly Catarozoli, and Laurel Hauser on the council. Avenson is one of three new guard alderpersons elected to office […]

  • Senate Candidate Caleb Frostman Explains His Candidacy

    Caleb Frostman’s moral compass was aligned while attending the University of Wisconsin when a distressed fraternity brother shared a story of disenfranchisement. Frostman was in an agricultural fraternity and its members, he said, had a fairly conservative streak, along with strong family values and work ethics. He said growing up he had conservative role models, […]

  • Legislators Endorse Renard Over Colleague Jacque for Senate

    In a fairly unusual move, a group of sitting Republican state legislators and two retired legislators have endorsed political newcomer Alex Renard rather than colleague Rep. Andre Jacque before the May 15 primary for the empty 1st Senate District seat. Renard’s campaign announced Wednesday that it received the endorsements of seven conservative leaders in northeast […]

  • April 3 Kewaunee County Spring Election Results – 2018

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Rebecca Dallet: 2,624 Michael Screnock: 2,701 State referendum:  Eliminate the office of Wisconsin State Treasurer Yes:  2,579 No:  2,574 Luxemburg-Casco School District Question #1 Requests funding (not to exceed $15.9 million) for building additions, remodels and other improvements at the Primary, Intermediate and High School (which includes a three-station gymnasium). Yes:  1,869 […]

  • April 3 Door County Election Results

    KEWAUNEE COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS>> The Sturgeon Bay Common Council has a much different look after Tuesday’s elections. Incumbent alderpersons Stewart Fett and Richard Wiesner both lost close races, while former mayor Bob Starr lost his bid to replace retiring Ron Vandertie. The council welcomes David Hayes, Seth Wiederanders, and Kelly Avenson to office. It’s the […]

  • Walker Again Ordered to Call Special Elections

    Can you guess the name of the elected official who was elected to two previous positions in special elections? It was nearly 25 years ago when Gov. Scott Walker was elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in a special election, and then in 2002 Walker was elected as Milwaukee county executive in a special election, the […]

  • DCEDC Director Caleb Frostman to Run for State Senate

    Door County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Caleb Frostman will run for Wisconsin’s 1st Senate District. The 1st District is currently unrepresented and at the center of a special election lawsuit, following the resignation of Sen. Frank Lasee, who left to join Gov. Walker’s administration at the end of last year. “I’m running to fight […]

  • Meet the Candidates:  Sturgeon Bay Common Council

    Three Sturgeon Bay Common Council seats are up for election April 3. In District 2 former mayor Bob Starr faces off with David Hayes for the right to replace the retiring Ron Vandertie. The 58-year-old Hayes has a BA in anthropology, MA in historic geography, and PhD in geography and has spent 25 years in […]

  • Door County Primary Election Results

    Two state circuit court judges will face off April 3 for an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet won the most votes in Tuesday’s primary, forcing Madison attorney Tim Burns out of the race. Screnock took 46 percent of the vote […]

  • Meet Your Sturgeon Bay Common Council Primary Candidates

    Sturgeon Bay voters will narrow the field of candidates from three to two in two common council races in the Feb. 20 primary election. In District 2 three candidates are competing for the seat being vacated by Ron Vandertie. Two of the candidates are former city representatives. Sixty-four-year-old Bob Starr served as mayor from 1998-2001. […]

  • 2018 Spring Local Election Candidates

    Millions of women marched in cities and towns around the world Jan. 20 and 21, in part to bring more women into the political process. The results of that effort are visible in Door County, where this spring a woman will be on the ballot in nine of the 10 contested elections at the municipal […]