4/2 Sadownikow Wins Re-Election

Forty two year old Kraig Sadownikow won his second three-year term as mayor of West Bend, fending off the challenge from Alderman Roger Kist in Tuesday’s nonpartisan elections. Sadownikow, won by almost a 2-1 ratio, 1,835 (63.9 percent) votes to 1,026 (35.7 percent). Kist said he was disappointed by the results but said he will “support the mayor to the hilt. Kist will remain on the council as alderman for District 8. Results for the Common Council sees two new aldermen joining the Common Council on April 15. In the only two districts with contested elections retired city employee John Butschlick, defeated incumbent Tony Turner 281-145 in District 1. Turner held that seat through three two-year terms. In District 5, Rich Kasten outpolled James Knepler to replace Alderman Allen Carter, who chose not to seek reelection after 12 years. The unofficial vote totals were Kasten 177 (69.9 percent) to Knepler’s 74 (29.2 percent). Two other aldermanic districts had elections. Incumbent Ed Duquaine, District 3, and Adam Williquette, District 7, were re-elected unopposed. West Bend pays its part-time mayor $7,618 annually plus a $150 monthly allowance. Aldermen receive $4,236 annually and receive an expense allowance.
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