Town of Oregon
Caucus January 14, 2012
Town Board Chair Darryl Weber called the January 16, 2012 Caucus to order at 2:00 pm with 38 Town of Oregon residents in attendance. Chair Weber thanked everyone in attendance for participating and reminded all voters to sign in.
Two Town Board Supervisors positions are up for election. Supervisor Jerry Jensen has decided not to run for office and Phil Van Kampen is actively seeking re-election.
Four tellers were assigned to assist in the Caucus, Chris Johnson, Janine Jensen, Theresa McGrattan and Carlene Bechen. The ballot slips were distributed for the position of Town Board Supervisor and the Chair instructed voters to nominate a maximum of two candidates. The following individuals were nominated.
There were more than four nominees as a result a vote was necessary to reduce the number of candidates. Ballots were distributed and Chair Weber instructed the voters to vote for a total of two candidates for the position from the list of candidates. The votes were tabulated as follows:
1. Stephen Root 29
2. Phil Van Kampen 19
3. Tom Wiedenbeck 11
4. Doug Steinberg 2
5. Ron Outhouse 1
6. Brian Duffin 3
7. Marilyn O’Brien 3
8. Ron Jenkins 1
9. Sam Ace 1
Four candidates are needed to fill the ballot. There was a tie vote of 3 votes for Brian Duffin and Marilyn O’Brien for that fourth position on the ballot. The Tellers distributed ballots and Chair Weber instructed the voters to cast a vote for one candidate to finish the ballot. The votes were tabulated as follows.
1. Brian Duffin 18
2. Marilyn O’Brien 13
Town Board Caucus Meeting Minutes
January 14, 2012
The Clerk placed all four candidates’ names on separate ballot sheets and Caucus teller Carlene Bechen drew names at random for the ballot order. The order on the ballot for Town Board Supervisor in the April 2012 Spring Election is as follows.
The Clerk instructed the nominees to pick up the required paperwork and submit the completed forms by 4:00 pm Friday January 20, 2012. The Caucus adjourned at 2:35 pm.
Denise R. Arnold