Town of Oregon
January 18, 2014
Town of Oregon Chairman Darryl Weber called the 2014 Caucus to order at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January, 18, 2014. There were 33 Town residents and the Clerk Denise Arnold present.
Weber opened the Caucus by explaining the procedure and requesting that all residents sign in to vote. Three tellers volunteered to assist with the process, Dee Ace, Carlene Bechen, and Beth Cox.
A resident inquired who the current supervisors were that are holding the positions that up for election in April 2014. Weber introduced Supervisors Phil Van Kampen and Steve Root.
Ballots were distributed and Chair Weber instructed residents to nominate up to two candidates for the two year position of Town Board Supervisor. Ballots were collected by the Caucus Tellers. The following individuals were nominated.
1. Steve Root accepted the nomination
2. Phil Van Kampen accepted the nomination
3. Jay Gould absent
4. Rick Andersen absent
5. Brad Smith declined the nomination
6. Sheila Spear absent
7. Roe Parker absent
8. Tom Wiedenbeck absent
9. Dave Hagemann absent
10. Ron Jenkins absent
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 residents to vote for a total of two candidates for the Supervisor position from the list of nominees.
The votes were tabulated as follows:
1. Steve Root 29 votes
2. Phil Van Kampen 23 votes
3. Jay Gould 9 votes
4. Rick Andersen 2 votes
5. Sheila Spear 2 votes
6. Dave Hagemann 1 vote
7. Roe Parker 0 votes
8. Tom Wiedenbeck 0 votes
9. Ron Jenkins 0 votes
There was a tie of 2 votes each for Rick Andersen and Sheila Spear. The Caucus
Tellers distributed ballots and Chairman Weber instructed residents to vote for one candidate. The results were are follows.
1. Sheila Spear 22 votes
2. Rick Andersen 10 votes
Clerk Arnold requested that Caucus Teller Carlene Bechen randomly pull the candidate’s names from a basket to determine the ballot order. The ballot order is as follows.
1. Phil Van Kampen
2. Jay Gould
3. Steve Root
4. Sheila Spear
Clerk Arnold informed the candidates present that the necessary paperwork to file for candidacy was available to fill out. Chair Weber thanked everyone for coming to participate and the 2014 Caucus was adjourned at 2:20 pm.
Denise R. Arnold