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By Erin Vander Weele
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Newcomer and two incumbents earn seats on Village of Mazo board

 

April 12, 2018



In the April 3 election, newcomer Natalie Beil won a seat on the Village of Mazomanie board as one of the top three vote-getters in the race with five candidates vying for trustee seats. Incumbents Ray Schlamp and Jeri Springstead were re-elected to their seats, both winning 217 votes. 

Incumbent Gary Damaschke received 193 votes and newcomer Roger Degnan received 109 votes. Beil won the most votes at 312. 

“I feel completely humbled and proud that my community came out to support me,” Beil said. “I am excited to be given this opportunity to be a voice on the village board.”

Beil said she is also looking forward to learning about what it takes to be a contributing member of the board, while keeping the community’s best interest at heart. As a new trustee on the board, she would like to foster a better relationship between the board members, village employees and its constituents.  

“No matter what we wish to accomplish it will be essential to work as a team,” she said. “Cooperation and willingness to work effectively together toward the same goal is crucial in our small town.” 

Springstead said she is happy to have been re-elected.

“There is a lot of momentum in Mazomanie to improve our village and update its streets, parks, buildings and amenities,” she said. “And our long-awaited Lake Marion work will begin in earnest. I’d like to be a part of that.”

Springstead also said she would like to see more new homes in the area. 

“Mazomanie needs more available housing,” Springstead said. “I also want to continue the outdoor trail system to connect Mazomanie with Middleton to the east and Sauk County/Devils Lake to the north.”

Damaschke said it has been a pleasure to serve on the board for the past year. 

“Congratulations to Ray Schlamp, Jeri Springstead and Natalie Beil,” Damaschke said. “I know that both Ray and Jeri will continue to represent the residents of the village in a wholesome and upstanding manner and that Natalie will bring a sense of energy, insight and enthusiasm to an already high functioning board.”

“My hope is that the board will continue to pursue strategic endeavors to strengthen and enhance the attributes of the village for its citizens and visitors,” he added. “Again, it has been an honor to have served the village.”

Star News did not receive comment from Schlamp or Degnan by press time. Below are the unofficial results. 

Village of Mazomanie

Trustees

Top three vote-getters win

*Natalie Beil: 29.5% (312)

*Ray Schlamp (I): 20.5% (217)

*Jeri Springstead (I): 20.5% (217)

Gary Damaschke (I): 18% (193)

Roger Degnan: 10% (109)

 
 

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