Wood, Dale win board seatsPublished 9:37pm Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Veteran Mayor Tom Richter, facing no opposition, was returned to office by Washington Park voters Tuesday.
The town’s Board of Commissioners will have two new faces. They are Brian Wood and Wade Dale.
Commissioner James Pagnani opted not to seek re-election. After filing for re-election, Don Wilkinson died. His death resulted in the filing period for the town board being extended. Wade Dale and Christie Potts filed during that period.
The mayor and commissioners serve two-year terms.
Washington Park had 139 voters mark ballots. Richter received 123 votes.
Jeff Peacock was the top vote-getter (118) in the six=person race for the five open seats on the board. He was followed by successful candidates Lee Bowen (116 votes), Wood (115 votes), Patrick Nash (111 votes) and Dale (92 votes). Vote totals released Tuesday night are unofficial.
Bowen, Nash and Peacock are incumbent commissioners. Wood is the town’s public-works supervisor. Dale’s wife, Denise, is the town’s clerk.
Potts collected 90 votes. She could call for a recount because the difference between her vote total and Dale’s vote total is 1 percent or less. Potts, reached Tuesday night after the vote totals came in, said she would have to think about asking for a recount.