Barbian Re-Elected as Busalacchi Takes Two at Village Hall; Incumbents Returned to School Board
Greendale Goes for Clinton and Cruz; Tony Staskunas Returned as County Supervisor
There were three contested races in Greendale this year and voters came out on Tuesday to choose their candidates. Total voter turnout in Greendale was 69% according to unofficial results from Village Hall.
In the race for a three year seat on Greendale’s Village Board, incumbent Ron Barbian received 2,995 votes and newcomer Rich Busalacchi garnered 2,552 to earn them seats at Village Hall. Incumbent Carl Genz finished third with 2,316 votes and Brian Shuck trailed the pack with 1,114.
Busalacchi also defeated incumbent Bill Kewan in a race for a one year term. Busalacchi took in 2,925 votes to Kewan’s 2,160.
Busalacchi will need to choose whether to hold the three year or one year seat. If he opts for the three year, the open seat could be filled with an appointment by the Village board, put on the November ballot or left open until April of 2017.
In the school board race, incumbent Tom Slota ran first with 2,690 votes. Coming in second was Melanie Kuzmanovic with 2,496 votes. Andrea Bender received 1,943 votes and challenger Mary Grogan took 1,699.
Greendale Municipal Judge Mark Kapacious ran unopposed and took 3,712 votes or 99%. There were 35 write-in votes according to unofficial results from the Village.
Presidential Primary and Other Races
The breakdown of the Greendale voters shoed that 2,854 identified as Republican with 2,051 as Democrats. In the Republican Presidential Primary, Texas Senator Ted Cruz easily defeated Donald Trump. Cruz took 2,181 votes to Trump’s 991. On the Democratic side it was a much closer race with former Senator Hillary Clinton the preference of Greendale voters taking 1,375 votes compared to 1,321 for Bernie Sanders.
In the race for County Supervisor, Tony Staskunas handily defeated challenge Tim Johnson. Staskunas took 2,682 to Johnson’s 1,934.
Greendale Results: Democrat vs. Republican
- Republican 58.88%
- Democratic 40.64%
Greendale Results: Republican Presidential Primary
- Ted Cruz 55.45%
- Donald Trump 25.20%
- John Kasich 17.04%
Greendale Results: Democratic Presidential Primary
- Hillary Clinton 50.81%
- Bernie Sanders 48.82%
Results: Three Year Village Board Seat
- Ron Barbian (Winner) 33%
- Rich Busalacchi (Winner) 28%
- Carl Genz 25%
- Brian Schuk 12%
Results: One Year Village Board Seat
- Rich Busalacchi (Winner) 57%
- Bill Kewan 42%
Results: Greendale Municipal Judge
- Mark Kapocius (Winner) 99%
- Write In .93%
Results: Greendale School Board
- Andrea Bender 21%
- Mary Grogan 19%
- Melanie Kuzmanovic (Winner) 28%
- Tom Slota (Winner) 30%