Citing security concerns, the city may pull polling places out of Deerfield Elementary and East and West middle schools.
Oak Creek Elections
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
State Rep. Mark Honadel got 60 percent of the vote against Democratic challenger Bill Kurtz in winning re-election to the 21st Assembly District seat.
State Rep. Mark Honadel said he was honored to be elected to another term in the Assembly and looked forward to getting back to work in the state Legislature. Honadel got 60 percent of the vote Tuesday against Democratic challenger Bill Kurtz in the race for the 21st Assembly district, which includes Oak Creek, South Milwaukee and a small portion of Franklin. Kurtz, 60, is a former reporter who has also worked for several colleges. He was in his first run for public office. It will be Honadel's fifth full term in the Assembly after winning a special election in 2003. "As long you enjoy this job and want to get something done, it's an honor. No doubt about it," Honadel said Wednesday. "I never take this for granted, being in politics." The …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Kurtz is making his first bid for elective office against incumbent Republican Mark Honadel.
Name : Mr. William Raphael Kurtz Age : 60 Place of residence : South Milwaukee Attended college : Yes College : University of Wisconsin, Madison Degree : B.A., political science Year of graduation : 1973 University : Ohio State University Degree : Journalism Year of graduation : 1981 Job titles held : NA Employers : Carthage College, CNI Newspapers, Shepherd Express, Catholic Herald, New York University, Milwaukee Journal Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: State office Running for position: State Representative Chamber/district: 21st Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : None Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None
Thursday, August 9, 2012
With the election season under way, this is what every Oak Creek resident needs to know about voting in the Aug. 14 primary.
We want to make sure you've got all the information you need before hitting the voting booth Aug. 14. See below for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race, with links to individual candidate profiles. Here are the races and candidates who will be on the primary ballot. Read more about the U.S. Senate race Both candidates are uncontested. Both candidates are uncontested. This race is uncontested. This race is uncontested. This race is uncontested. This race is uncontested.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Testing done in advance of the April 3 general election has discovered a flaw in the election ballots sent to Milwaukee County municipalities.
Add late delivery of ballots and ballot misprints as two more issues causing problems before the April 3 general election. Testing done in advance of the election discovered a flaw in the election ballots sent to all 19 municipalities in Milwaukee County, including Oak Creek. The ballots failed to work in the optical readers and, according to WISN-TV, nearly 450,000 printed ballots are flawed and need to be reprinted. Those ballots were already late. They were supposed to be delivered by March 12 in time for absentee voting, but they did not arrive for most municipalities until late last week, Acting Oak Creek City Clerk Christa Miller said. Following the advice of the Government Accountability Board, the Oak Creek clerk's office instead …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
City clerk notes that new poll book law is still in effect.
A Dane County judge's decision to temporarily halt the voter identification law could cause confusion for Oak Creek residents going to the polls April 3. Particularly given that the law was in effect during the last election on Feb. 21, Acting Oak Creek City Clerk Christa Miller said. "When laws are implemented and then changed or suspended it can cause confusion," she said. Miller said residents could also confuse the photo ID law injunction with another new law, which is still in effect, that requires voters to sign a poll book. "These two items are independent of each other as they were brought forth under two different laws," Miller said. "So while voters will not have to comply with the photo ID law, they will still be required to …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Chris Guzikowski takes home 55 percent of the vote in bid to unseat Michalski.
In his first run for public office, Chris Guzikowski pulled in 55 percent of the vote against incumbent 6th District Alderman Tom Michalski. The race was one of four others - besides that for mayor - that Oak Creek residents voted on Tuesday. Guzikowski will face Michalski, who had 38 percent of the vote in the aldermanic race, again in the April 3 general election. A third candidate, Ed Reader, finished with 7 percent of the vote. Guzikowski said he had a good feeling going into Tuesday and was "extremely satisfied" with the results. "There's a statement here, I think, that was made by the constituents that they feel the same way I'm feeling," he said. "There's a lot of work to be done. This has definitely been a grassroots campaign and …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Our second stop brought us to Oak Creek's election headquarters.
I've covered roughly six years' worth of spring elections in Wisconsin. However, it had always been by working the phones in a newsroom. That changed on Tuesday when I ventured down to City Hall and watched the election results get posted in real time, on a big white board in the city clerk's office. It was also the second stop of our Patch Spring Tour; the first being Arizona Grille earlier in the day. Besides me, there was a stringer reporting results for local television stations, a Jeff Stone campaign worker, School Board candidate Sheryl Cerniglia and her husband, and about six people or so working in the clerk's office. Poll workers also streamed in and out throughout the night. We watched as vote totals for Cerniglia and Mark …
City clerk expects state would handle entire process.
Oak Creek City Clerk Pam Bauer said she does not expect the clerk's office will be involved in a Wisconsin Supreme Court election recount. The city has delivered all ballots cast in Oak Creek to Milwaukee County officials, Bauer said. She added that she has spoken with Wisconsin election officials and believes the state would handle the entire recount process. In other words, municipal officials would not count their community's ballots again. A recount in the Supreme Court race is widely expected after Joanne Kloppenburg defeated David Prosser by just 204 votes, according to an Associated Press count.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Verhalen wins with 50.1 percent of the vote.
Mark Verhalen narrowly defeated incumbent Sheryl Cerniglia Tuesday night in the race for Oak Creek-Franklin School Board. Verhalen won with 50.1 percent of the vote, just 30 votes more than Cerniglia (49.8 percent). Unofficial results show Verhalen with 4,381 votes compared to 4,351 for Cerniglia. All results remain unofficial until certified by the Board of Canvassers, which meets Wednesday. "It came right down to the wire," Verhalen said when told of the results. Verhalen said he thought it was his business experience which resonated with voters in this election. He said he was excited about moving forward and getting acclimated to the School Board. "Anytime you try to get an incumbent out it's tough," he said. "I'm glad we pulled it …