Challenger John Fuller will be Dorr Township’s new highway commissioner after winning one of only a handful of contested township races in the Woodstock area.
Fuller just edged incumbent Tom Thurman by 1,142 votes to 1,100 votes in the April 4 election, according to unofficial results from the McHenry County Clerk’s Office.
Hartland Township’s race for highway commissioner also was contested, with incumbent Michael Murray beating Rickland Rasmussen 244 votes to 126 votes, according to unofficial results.
In the election for Hartland Trustee, David Payne, Eugene Boppart, Kathy Porep and Glen Neumann each won seats, with Elisabette Waichunas falling short.
Susan Brokaw will be Dorr Township’s new supervisor, having run unopposed to replace Bob Pierce, who did not run for re-election. On the Dorr Board of Trustees, incumbent Jon Sheahan will be joined by Christian Cantwell, Richard Hoyt and Bryson Calvin. Only four people ran for four trustee spots in Dorr Township.
Veronica Myers was unopposed for Dorr assessor, and Brenda Stack ran alone for Dorr clerk.
In Hartland Township, Supervisor Charles Kruse will serve another term, having run unopposed. Laurel Ksepka was not challenged in the race for Hartland clerk. No one ran for Hartland assessor.
None of the races for office in Seneca Township were contested. Incumbents James Kagel and Scott Swanson will serve again as supervisor and highway commissioner, respectively. Dawn Seemann will be Seneca clerk, and trustees will be incumbents Rosemary Bartman and Susan Mathews, Gerald Gieseke and Jane Ellen Gerloff.
As in Hartland, no one ran for the position of Seneca Township assessor.
Greenwood Township also did not have any contested races. Incumbent Supervisor Barbara Klasen and incumbent Highway Commissioner Donald Goad were re-elected. Karen Roth and Kendra Rishling will serve as Greenwood Township assessor and clerk, respectively. Newcomer Kelly Liebmann will join incumbents Tim Stefaniak, Christopher Dahm and Charles Beard on the Board of Trustees.
Sankey, Spitzer Win WFRD Offices, Turnout at 15 Percent
In the race for Woodstock Fire/Rescue District trustee, challenger Fred Spitzer and incumbent Scott Sankey were the winners, according to unofficial results.
Spitzer was the top vote-getter with 1,965 votes, followed by Sankey at 1,606. Longtime incumbent John Kunzie fell short, with 1,536 votes. Challenger Jerry Croner received 732 votes.
Races for offices in Bull Valley and Wonder Lake were uncontested. Kurt Kleinschmidt, Matthew Kantecki and Edgar Ellinghausen were elected Bull Valley trustees, while Dennis Palys, Lester Anderson and Fred Learman were elected Wonder Lake trustees.
Voter turnout in the April 4 election was 15 percent, according to the McHenry County Clerk’s Office.