Candidates have done what they can (in some instances, they have done more than they should). Now, it is time for you to play your part. If you vote in Mequon’s 4th District, our polling place is at the Pieper Power Education Center in the Mequon Nature Preserve (8200 West County Line Road).
The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Remember to bring an appropriate form of photo identification.
If you live in the 4th District, I ask for your vote. I will represent you, keeping your taxes low, emphasizing safety services, good roads, other city services and intelligent development policies. I will communicate with you, and work on those issues that make a difference in your neighborhood. Click here to see my latest flyer. Click here for some examples of neighborhood issues on which I worked in the past. To see a recent profile on the race, click on one of the following: North Shore NOW; News Graphic; Highlander.
But in any event, please vote.
ONE VOTE MATTERS.
One vote makes all the difference in dozens of local elections and referenda each year. In 2015 alone, according to the Ohio Secretary of State, 14 races in that state for local office and nine referenda were either tied or won by one vote.
Here in Mequon, Mayor Dan Abendroth was originally elected as an alderman in 1986 by a flip of the coin after a tied election.
In 1982, a Maine state House election was decided by one vote. The victor received 1,387 votes to the loser’s 1,386 votes.
In 1980, a Utah state House election was decided by one vote. The victor received 1,931 votes to the loser’s 1,930 votes.
In 1980 race, a New Mexico state House was tied at 2,327 votes for each candidate, and decided by a runoff election.
In 1978, a Rhode Island state Senate race was tied at 4,110 votes, and decided by a second runoff election.
In 1970, a Rhode Island state House race was decided by one vote. The victor received 1,760 votes to the loser’s 1,759 votes.
In 1970, a Missouri state House race was decided by one vote. The victor received 4,819 votes to the loser’s 4,818 votes.
In 1910, a New York Congressional election was decided by one vote. The victor received 20,685 votes to the loser’s 20,684.
YOUR VOTE MATTERS.