Bressette elected mayor in landslide
By Bert Lehman
All four incumbents on the Clintonville City Council lost their reelection bids in the election on Tuesday, April 5.
In District 4, Mike Hankins defeated incumbent Mary-Beth Kuester. Hankins received 193 votes, while Kuester received 105 votes.
In District 5, challenger Mark Doornink was successful in his attempt to get back on the council after not seeking reelection in 2015. Doornink defeated incumbent Jeannie Schley 166 to 124 votes.
In District 2, challenger Chuck Manske defeated incumbent Gloria Dunlavy 147 to 84 votes.
The closest race was in District 1 where Clintonville High School Principal Lance Bagstad defeated incumbent Jim Krause by seven votes. Bagstad received 151 votes, while Krause received 144.
In District 3 incumbent Amy Steenbock ran unopposed and received 157 votes.
In the mayoral race, Acting Mayor Lois Bressette defeated Jonathan Bayless. Bressette received 879 votes, while Bayless received 386 votes. There were nine write-in votes.
Voter turnout for the election in the city of Clintonville was 63 percent.