Little suspense in township elections
It was a pretty quiet night at the polls in surrounding townships Tuesday.
With two of three townships holding uncontested races, the winners in Empire Township and Castle Rock Township were decided long before the polls closed.
Officially, though, Empire Township Board chairman Terry Holmes received a total of 27 votes. In Castle Rock Township, Mike Rademacher was the lone name on the ballot, though incumbent Pete Schaffer had originally filed for reelection. Schaffer pulled out of the Castle Rock race, leaving Rademacher alone on the ballot. Rademacher received 85 votes. There were also seven write-in votes cast.
In Eureka Township, board chairman Brian Budenski ran unopposed. He received 189 votes, with 69 write-ins cast for his position.
The only contested race in the area was a close one. Incumbent Carrie Jenkins was defeated by Pete Storlie for the position of supervisor 2.
Storlie nosed past Jenkins with his 137 votes to her 134. One write-in was cast in that race, as well.