Gotzian write-in winner at Orrock
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 9:18am admin
Only 90 people turned out to vote in the Orrock Township supervisor’s annual election Tuesday.
Those who did turn out to vote elected Charlie Gotzian to the board over declared candidate Gary Goldsmith.
Gotzian had 47 votes. Goldsmith had 42 votes. One ballot was cast for Jerry Petersen.
Running unopposed, Brenda Kimberly Maas also won her bid to keep the position of township clerk with 46 votes. Goldsmith also received 38 votes for the position of clerk.
“I want to thank the people who voted for me,” Maas said. “I appreciated their confidence.”
Election judges were Bob Kjelberg, Jim Johnson, Kari Silverberg and Jodi Benker. The polls were open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voting machines were not used in this election.
Sup. Ron Dolly said he will resign from the board since Gotzian won. Dolly had taken out a restraining order against Gotzian, claiming he was obstructing access to his driveway and staslking him, a charge Gotzian denies.
A temporary restraining order was issued and the matter was scheduled for a court hearing Friday morning, however Dolly is expected to drop his request for the restraining order.
“I am going to do my best for everybody,” said Gotzian in a phone interview Wednesday morning. “I intend to be fair and not make things personal.”
“I really had not intended to run again until Mr. Dolly took out the restraining order,” he said. “I don’t know why he did.”