Ellis finished second in 4-person race Tuesday; will meet Gross on Nov. 10 to determine who succeeds Nold
Kevin Ellis, the Oconomowoc businessman seeking to win a seat on the City of Oconomowoc Common Council, issued this statement this morning:
I want to thank all that voted for me. Clearly I hear Oconomowoc talking about wanting positive change and fresh new ideas to further advance Oconomowoc as a family friendly and people friendly town. For too many years Oconomowoc has been in a holding pattern and now is the time to put Oconomowoc back on the map.
Our children are growing up and we need to, as a city, grow with them and make it as inviting a place to live as any other. We as a community are expanding and we need to be able to flex like other communities around us. We need to invite others to come to our lakes and patronize our restaurants and shops. As our seniors get older we need to cherish them and give them outlets and places that they can relax and feel safe.
Clearly, I hear Oconomowoc talking. Now is the time to begin the process of making that difference. Let’s not settle for the same-ole-same-ole but begin the process of positive change. Voting for me on Election Day is voting for POSITIVE CHANGE.
Kevin L. Ellis
Although there is a slight possibility uncounted absentee ballots could change the results of the preliminary election held on Tuesday, it appears Ellis finished second in the four-person race to select two finalists. As of Wednesday morning there were 17 absentee ballots outstanding. If they arrive before 4 p.m. on Friday and were postmarked Oct. 13, they will be counted, which would create new, final vote totals.
Former alderman John Gross topped the field with 65 votes out of the 194 counted on Tuesday evening. Ellis was second with 52. The two will meet again on Tuesday, Nov. 10 to decided who succeeds former alderman, now mayor Dave Nold. Nold relinquished his seat on the council this summer after being appointed to fill out the remainder of former Mayor Jim Daley’s term. Daley resigned in June to take a job with the State of Wisconsin. That position required Daley to leave his position with the city.