Voters put Dimmers in mayor’s seat

Anthony Dimmers

Anthony Dimmers was elected as Tracy’s mayor Tuesday, topping Tony Peterson by a 405 to 309 margin.

Dimmers, a member of the Tracy Planning Commission, will succeed Pam Cooreman, a city council member who was appointed mayor in January.  Cooreman did not file for a new term. Peterson, who has two years remaining on the four-year council term he was elected to in 2016, will continue to serve on the council.

• Kou Thao, who was appointed to fill a council vacancy created by the resignation of Bill Chukuske, was elected to the council in his own right.  He received out-polled David Spencer, 426-291, to claim a two-year council term. Jeri Schons, who was appointed to a vacancy created by Cooreman’s appointment as mayor, was elected unopposed to a four year-term with 693 votes.

The 719 people who cast ballots in the city election was considered a high voter turnout.

Other area contested races

Elizabeth “Dolly” Graham won the Milroy mayoral election by three votes over Michael Schmitt.

Cheryl Bowman and Matt Dvorak were elected to the Milroy City Council.

• In Currie, Patrick Sweetman, William A. Olivier Jr. and Kala Larson won council seats.

• Balaton City Council seats were won by Dylan Fricke and incumbent Curt Paradis. Lonnie Lambertus Sr. ran unopposed to fill the mayor’s seat in Balaton.

• Steve Telkamp won the race for Murray County Sheriff over challenger Paul Kenney with 55% of the vote. Eric Wallen officially ran unopposed to become the next Lyon County Sheriff after his opponent, Jim Marshall, ended his campaign this summer after accepting the police chief job in Marshall. Marshall did receive more than 2,800 votes.

Three District No. 2904 School Board members — Rod Benson, Jody Bauer and Shiela Siebenhaler-Holland — were each running unopposed. In Milroy, Scot Bownman, Sara Lipetzky and Kathleet Kesteloot all ran unopposed for school board seats.