Write-in votes keep Burmesch on School Board

Longtime incumbent loses race for at-large seat but still wins Fredonia post
By 
JOE POIRIER
Ozaukee Press Staff

Despite losing the at-large seat in the Northern Ozaukee School District’s School Board race on April 3, incumbent Steve Burmesch received enough write-in votes  in the same election to take the Fredonia seat.

Burmesch, who has been a member of the board since 2009, received 692 (47.69%) of 1,222 votes cast, while newcomer Suzanne Miller got 748 (51.55%).

Supt. Dave Karrels said Burmesch received five write-in votes, the largest total among 96 cast for the Fredonia seat.  

Burmesch graduated from Ozaukee High School in 1984 and joined the School Board in 2009 by filling a vacant seat. 

“I felt that I had something to offer, to help guide the direction of our education system and to be a good steward of the resources that the community is entrusting us with,” he said.  

Burmesch has five children who have attended school in the district. He is chairman of the Policy Committee and a member of the Student Learning and Achievement Committee.

 

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