Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Steven Kurkowski upset two-term Alderman Dan Jakubczyk in Tuesday's general election, while School Board Incumbents Frank Carini and Paul Mason were re-elected.
Incumbent Oak Creek Alderman Dan Jakubczyk was unseated in his re-election bid, losing to challenger Steven Kurkowski in Tuesday's general election. According to unofficial election results, Kurkowski pulled in 348 votes (53 percent) to Jakubczyk's 308 (47 percent). Results remain unofficial until certified by the Board of Canvassers. Tuesday was a reversal of the primary, when Jakubczyk was the leading vote-getter in the February primary with 42 percent of the vote against Kurkowski's 30 percent. "I was very surprised," Jakubczyk said. "I thought I had a reasonably good chance, and I was comfortable with what I did." Jakubczyk said he stopped by Kurkowski's home and congratulated him on his victory. "I would like to thank the people for …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Incumbent Alderman Dan Jakubczyk faces challenger Steven Kurkowski in the April 2 general election.
Voters in Oak Creek's 1st Aldermanic District will head to the polls April 2 in the city's only contested aldermanic race. The candidates are incumbent Alderman Dan Jakubczyk and challenger and Steven Kurkowski. (Click on link for biographical information on each candidate). The 1st District encompasses the northeastern part of the city, with borders of roughly College Avenue on the north, Pennsylvania Avenue on the east, Interstate 94 on the west and Forest Hill Avenue on the south. Click here for a map. To provide residents with the most information on where they stand on the issues facing the city, Oak Creek Patch asked the candidates questions about key issues in the race.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
With big votes coming this spring, Oak Creek council members seek to answer questions and gather public input.
With no shortage of hot topics in Oak Creek, city aldermen are setting up listening sessions to answer questions and gather input from the public. Alderman Tom Michalski will host such a meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 9, while Alderman Dan Jakubczyk has scheduled a listening session for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16. Both meetings will be held in the council chambers of Oak Creek City Hall, 8640 S. Howell Ave. All residents are invited to attend. Council members are facing big votes later this spring on plans for the Drexel Town Square development project. A proposed Meijer store is one aspect of the development that has attracted strong opposition. Jakubczyk is also bidding for re-election against challenger Steven …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Challenger Shawn Vollmer missed second place by nine votes and was eliminated in Tuesday's primary.
Incumbent Alderman Dan Jakubczyk was the top vote-getter in Tuesday's Oak Creek Common Council primary, with challenger Steven Kurkowski barely edging Shawn Vollmer to also advance to the April general election. Jakubczyk got 42 percent of the vote (155 votes), according to unofficial election results. Kurkowski got 30 percent (110), while Vollmer pulled 28 percent (101). Jakubcyzk, the 1st District alderman since 2009, will face Kurkowski in the April 2 election. Election results remain unoffficial until certified by the Board of Canvassers. Oak Creek residents also voted for Supreme Court and circuit court judges Tuesday. Incumbents Pat Roggensack (Supreme Court) and Rebecca Bradley (circuit court) won big in the local vote. Roggensack …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Two political newcomers are challenging incumbent Alderman Dan Jakubczyk in the Feb. 19 Common Council primary election.
Tuesday, February 12
Voters in Oak Creek's 1st Aldermanic District will head to the polls Feb. 19 to narrow down the field of candidates running for the Common Council. The top two voter-getters will advance to the April 2 general election. The candidates are incumbent Alderman Dan Jakubczyk and challengers Shawn Vollmer and Steven Kurkowski. (Click on link for biographical information on each candidate). The 1st District encompasses the northeastern part of the city, with borders of roughly College Avenue on the north, Pennsylvania Avenue on the east, Interstate 94 on the west and Forest Hill Avenue on the south. Click here for a map. To provide residents with the most information on where they stand on the issues facing the city, Oak Creek Patch asked the …
Monday, January 21, 2013
From taxes to roads to development, the Oak Creek Common Council will tackle numerous key issues in 2013. Patch wants readers to pose questions for the three candidates running in next month's primary election for 1st District alderman.
Three candidates are running for the 1st District aldermanic seat in the Feb. 19 primary election, and Patch will be there every step of the way as we cover the race. But this time around, we are going to have our readers get more involved in our coverage of the campaign. And we're starting by asking you to help us formulate questions for the candidates. Oak Creek Patch will soon contact the candidates vying for the Common Council seat to get biographical information as well as their views on the issues facing the city. But we don't want to be the only ones posing the questions; we want to hear what's on your mind as well. If you have a question you would like to ask one or all of the candidates, post it in the comments section below or on…
Incumbent alderman and community volunteer one of three candidates running in Feb. 19 primary election.
Monday, January 21
Name: Dan Jakubczyk Address: 7441 S. Logan Ave. Age: 70 Occupation: Retired Family: Married 37 years to Bonnie; Children - Dennis and Nancy How long have you lived in the city? 36 years Have you held political office? 1st District alderman for four years Related experience: First District Alderman 4 Years General Electric Medical Systems 33 Years United States Air Force 4 Years Radar Repair American Legion 44 years VFW 23 Years Oak Creek Citizen Of the Year 2007 Volunteer Zablocki VA 5 Years
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Alderman Dan Jakubczyk faces two challengers while two other aldermen are running unopposed. Meanwhile, two incumbents and two challengers are on the ballot for school board.
A primary will be held Feb. 19 in the race for 1st District Oak Creek alderman, while two Oak Creek-Franklin School Board members also face challengers for their seats. Incumbent Alderman Dan Jakubczyk faces challengers Shawn Vollmer and Steven Kurkowski, who filed the necessary paperwork to get on the ballot prior to the 5 p.m. Jan. 2 deadline. The top two vote-getters in the primary will be on the ballot in the April 2 general election. The 1st District encompasses the city's northeast side (See a map of the districts here). Jakubczyk was first elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2011 with 56 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, no challengers emerged for Aldermen Jim Ruetz and Ken Gehl. Ruetz represents the 3rd District and was appointed to …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Aldermen Dan Jakubczyk, Jim Ruetz and Ken Gehl want another two years on the Oak Creek Common Council.
All three Oak Creek Common Council members whose terms expire in April will seek re-election. Aldermen Dan Jakubczyk, Jim Ruetz and Ken Gehl told Patch they want another two years on the council and will be on the April 2 ballot. Jakubczyk, a retired General Electric Medical Systems worker, has represented the city's 1st District since 2009. He said he wants another term to see through the city's construction of the library and city hall on the Drexel Town Square redevelopment site, on the corner of Drexel and Howell avenues. Jakubczyk got 56 percent of the vote against challenger Kathryn Michuda in 2011. Ruetz was appointed to the 3rd District seat in May after former alderman Steve Scaffidi was elected mayor. Ruetz, president and …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Three council and two school board seats will be up for election on April 2, 2013. Saturday is the first day candidates can begin circulating nomination papers.
After a year of recalls, a contentious U.S. Senate race and the battle for the White House, 2013 figures to be a little quieter year for elections. But several key local positions will be on the ballot on April 2, 2013, including three Oak Creek Common Council seats and two positions on the Oak Creek-Franklin School Board. Aldermen Dan Jakubcyzk, Ken Gehl and Jim Ruetz, who was appointed to the seat following Alderman Steve Scaffidi's election as mayor, will be up for election on the council (see a map of the districts they represent). The seats of Paul Mason and School Board President Frank Carini are up on the school board. Saturday marks the first day candidates can begin circulating nomination papers, which must be filed by 5 p.m. Jan…