The city of Viroqua has a new mayor and new representation in Wards 2 and 4, following Tuesday’s spring election.
Karen Mischel defeated longtime mayor Larry Fanta, 709 to 638 votes. In Ward 2, Gregory Splinter received 87 votes, while incumbent Marc Polsean received 42. In Ward 4, Tanja Birke and Kathy Hanson ran for the seat vacated by Mike Bankes; Birke defeated Hanson 119 votes to 67. Cyndy Hubbard, Ward 6, and Sondra Naxi, Ward 8, both ran unopposed and were re-elected.
The mayor and alderspersons serve two-year terms.
Vernon County Board of Supervisors
In District 7, incumbent Mary Bringe defeated challenger Evan Dvorsak, 130 votes to 60. In District 17, challenger Mary Henry defeated incumbent Karen Dahl, 164 votes to 142. In District 18, Roger Call received 187 votes, to Randy Skinner’s 108. In District 21, Darrel Clark defeated All Buss 82 votes to 73.
Also elected to serve two-year terms on the County Board were Will Beitlich, District 1; David Strudthoff, District 2; JoAnn Nickelatti, District 3; Mary Rae, District 4; Jim Servais, District 5; Lorn Goede, District 6; Rod Ofte, District 8; Cary Joholski, District 9; David Eggen, District 10; Garrick Olerud, District 11; Eric Evanstad, District 12; Dennis Brault, District 13; Kevin Larson, District 14; Justin Running, District 15; Alycann Whalen Taylor, District 16; Mike Leis, District 19; Adrian Amelse, District 20; Frank Easterday, District 22; Ole Yttri, District 23; Glenda Sullivan, District 24; Gail Muller, District 25; David Williams, District 26; Kelli Mitchell, District 27; Bobbi Richardson, District 28; and Shawn Redington, District 29.
Viroqua School Board
Incumbents Robert Nigh, Kim Littel and Vicki Koppa ran unopposed, and were re-elected to three-year terms.
Westby Area School District referendum
In the Westby School District, voters approved exceeding state revenue limits by a total of $1.725 million over the next three school years by a 1,061 to 788 margin.