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Neylon confirmed in 98th Assembly seat

Baumann will not seek a recount

Feb. 27, 2013

All absentee ballots have been counted and Pewaukee businessman Adam Neylon remains the winner of last week's 98th Assembly primary in a close race against Village of Pewaukee Police Chief Ed Baumann.

Baumann does not plan to seek a recount.

With no Democratic challenger, Neylon is all but assured of taking the seat in the April general election.

Absentee ballots had to be postmarked by Tuesday, Feb. 19, and received by clerks by Friday, Feb. 22, to be considered.

In a tight race, where Neylon took the lead by 30 votes, absentee ballots were especially important.

In the end, the Village of Pewaukee accepted one additional vote for Ed Baumann and one for Neylon. The City of Pewaukee also accepted one vote each, and Jeanne Tarantino also gained one vote. The City of Waukesha accepted one vote each, as well. The Village of Sussex and the Town of Lisbon vote totals remained the same, with neither municipality reporting additional votes.

These votes will be confirmed by the vote canvass and added to Neylon's 2,003 votes and Baumann's 1,973 votes. With each candidate receiving exactly three more votes, the 30 vote difference remains the same.

Baumann said he would not seek a recount because he trusts the clerks and wouldn't want to put the taxpayers through it.

"I know, I personally know, the clerks that are handling this. … Those people are very professional, ethical and hard-working individuals. We need to believe the results are going to be right," he said.

Baumann suffered two heart attacks during the weekend before the election, he said. He was taken to Waukesha Memorial on Sunday, Feb. 17. and stayed in the hospital until 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18. The doctors found a 95-percent blockage in his lower left artery and inserted a stint. Baumann said he's feeling much better and will adjust to a new, healthier lifestyle, especially as he goes through cardiac rehabilitation.

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Knights of Columbus Fish Fry: 4:30 p.m. Feb. 12, St. Jerome Catholic Church, 995 S. Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc. The buffet style fish fry includes both baked and fried cod with French fries, German and American potato salad, coleslaw, rye bread, grilled cheese sandwiches, four-bean salad, and coffee and milk. Soda, beer and desserts are available for an additional cost. Carryout available: Call 569-3032 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. $5-$9

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Hot Tango: 7 p.m. Feb. 12-13, Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest St., Oconomowoc. Accordion sensation Stas Venglevski, pairs up with Rosa Borisova on cello, Mark Carlstein on piano, and Joe Ketchum on violin offering classical and jazz elements of the traditional tango. Dinner option available. $15-$40.

 

K2 Valentine’s Piano Concert: 3 p.m. Feb. 14, Fox River Congregational Church, N34 W23575 Capitol Drive, Pewaukee. K2 stands for Kostia and Kostia the world-renowned musicians of the same name. Both considered prodigies of their time, the two pianists hail from St. Petersburg, Russia and are playing a free concert in order to help collect food items for the local food pantry in Pewaukee. Traditional Russian teas and cookies will be offered for a nominal fee. 

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