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Dane County and Madison 2009 spring election results: Falk, Abrahamson, Evers, and Maniaci win; Garver Arts Incubator referendum passes
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The number of voters did not run particularly high in Madison, with Dane County Clerk Bob Ohlsen reporting a turnout around 15% in the late afternoon. Despite this, there were ballot shortages at several polling places in town, particularly in several high turnout wards on the near west side. Voters around the city, and elsewhere in south-central Wisconsin, shared their Election Day experiences in this discussion on TDPF; more report a low key affair, particularly compared to last November.

The complete ward-by-ward spring primary election unofficial canvass results are slowly being made available by the Dane County Clerk's office. The highest-profile contested races are highlighted below.


Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice
Shirley Abrahamson -- 71,839 (73.32%)
Randy R. Koschnick -- 26,106 (26.64%)
Write-in -- 33 (0.03%)
Abrahamson wins with 59% of the Wisconsin vote.

Wisconsin State Superintendent
Tony Evers -- 61,197 (66.75%)
Rose Fernandez -- 30,379 (33.13%)
Write-in -- 100 (0.10%)
Evers wins with 57% of the Wisconsin vote.

Dane County Executive
Kathleen Falk -- 59,190 (59.29%)
Nancy Mistele -- 40,495 (40.57%)
Write-in -- 131 (0.13%)

Madison Common Council
District 2
Bridget Maniaci -- 962 (51.30%)
Brenda Konkel -- 900 (48.00%)
Write-in -- 13 (0.69%)

District 5
Shiva Bidar-Sielaff -- 795 (60.45%)
Hamilton Arendsen -- 515 (39.16%)
Write-in -- 5 (0.38%)

District 7
Steve King -- 1,567 (71.55%)
Aric Vander Werff -- 615 (28.08%)
Write-in -- 8 (0.36%)

District 8
Byron Eagon -- 450 (73.17%)
Mark D. Woulf -- 155 (25.20%)
Write-in -- 10 (1.62%)

District 11
Chris Schmidt -- 1,843 (78.82%)
Gary L. Peterson -- 486 (20.78%)
Write-in -- 9 (0.38)

District 15
Larry Palm -- 1,700 (83.04%)
Will Sandstrom -- 338 (16.51%)
Write-in -- 9 (0.43%)

District 17
Joe Clausius -- 1,035 (71.52%)
Scott Schroeckenthaler -- 409 (28.26%)
Write-in -- 3 (0.20%)

Garver Arts Incubator Referendum
Yes -- 30,260 (76.98%)
No -- 9,045 (23.02%)

Madison Board of Education
Arlene Silveira -- 27,860 (76.94%)
Donald Gors, Jr. -- 8,199 (22.64%)
Write-in -- 149 (0.41%)

Fitchburg Mayor
Jay Allen -- 2,202 (53.34%)
Mark Vivian -- 1,871 (45.32%)
Write-in -- 55 (1.33%)

Dane County Circuit Court Judge
Julie Genovese -- 56,673 (67.46%)
Stephen Ehlke -- 27,251 (32.43%)
Write-in -- 83 (0.09%)


There were many other contested elections around Dane County in the Spring 2009 election. These included: three referendums in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District and another in the Wisconsin Heights School District; school board races in the Mount Horeb, Oregon, Wisconsin Heights, Stoughton, Monona Grove, and Deerfield districts; mayoral races in Middleton, Fitchburg, and Sun Prairie; town clerk races in Cross Plains, Deerfield, Mazomanie, and Vienna; aldermanic races in Fitchburg, Monona, Middleton, and Stoughton; trustee races in Black Earth, Cambridge, Cottage Grove, Deforest, McFarland, Maple Bluff, Mount Horeb, Shorewood Hills, and Marshall; and many other village president, town supervisor, and town board chairperson races across the county.

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