Lake County voters narrowly defeat bond issue; re-elect commissioners

The two incumbent Lake County Commissioners were re-elected and the county’s bond issue was narrowly defeated in Tuesday’s general election.  In unofficial results, Lake County Commissioner Kelli Wollmann received 47-percent of the vote and Commissioner Aaron Johnson received 35-percent of the vote to win re-election to their positions.  Challenger Charles Scholl received 19-percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election.

Lake County voters narrowly defeated a bond issue, in which the county was seeking to issue just more than 15-point-six-million dollars in bonds for the purpose of building a new public safety center and renovating the county’s existing Public Safety Building.  The bond issue failed by just 40 votes in Tuesday’s election – with 2353 no votes to 2313 yes votes.

Lake County’s voter turnout in Tuesday’s election was just more than 54-percent.  Lake County Auditor Bobbi Janke reported 1820 voters, or around 19-percent of the county’s active registered voters,  had returned absentee ballots for this year’s general election.

Election results will be canvassed by the Lake County Commission on Thursday.