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Brunner Edges Moe for Elmbrook School Board

Former city alderman Richard Brunner narrowly outpolled former school superintendent Ken Moe for an open Elmbrook School Board seat.

Former Brookfield Ald. Richard Brunner narrowly edged former Brown Deer schools superintendent Ken Moe for an .

Brunner won with 51 percent, according to unofficial, unaudited final results from the school district. Brunner had 6,264 votes, Moe 5,940.

Brunner said he was gratified by the results. 

"I’m very pleased," he said. "I really hope that I can make a difference and try and steer the board so they pay a little more attention on the education itself instead of just how not to spend money."

Brunner said he's "not a spendthrift either but I really hope that they focus on quality education."

Turnout in the City of Brookfield was 53 percent, the second-highest in the past decade of spring general elections. The only one higher was in 2007 when 56 percent of registered voters went to the polls to defeat the first of two Elmbrook referendums to renovate and expand Brookfield Central and East high schools.

Turnout in the Town of Brookfield was about 41 percent, or more than double the typical 15 to 20 percent turnout for spring general elections.

Moe is a lifelong educator and education administrator, serving as superintendent of the Brown Deer school district for 17 years before heading other districts, starting a superintendent search firm and teaching at local universities.

Brunner is retired and formerly was assistant bursar at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and finance manager for Waukesha County. He also served as a city alderman for eight years but then lost two bids to return to the Common Council.

The Elmbrook School District did not have a final spreadsheet of votes, which come from the City and Town of Brookfield, Village of Elm Grove and a small part of New Berlin. 

In the Town of Brookfield, Brunner had 157 votes and Moe had 115. In New Berlin, Moe had 115 votes, slightly more than Brunner's 105. Elm Grove results were not available.

Below is the ward-by-ward breakdown of the votes Brunner and Moe received in just the City of Brookfield.

 

  SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER AREA I SEAT   KEN MOE RICHARD BRUNNER PRECINCT-WARD EAGLE/INSIGHT EDGE ABS TOTAL EAGLE/INSIGHT EDGE ABS TOTAL       1 192   24 216 243   20 263       2 181   17 198 245   29 274       3 206   11 217 280   12 292       4 190 12 36 238 202 20 25 247       5 184 1 23 208 241 5 26 272       6 230 7 19 256 214 10 25 249       7 169   16 185 155   12 167       8 159   19 178 186   15 201       9 187   20 207 204   19 223     10 143   17 160 136   19 155     11 197   29 226 228   32 260     12 298   20 318 217   17 234     13 165   19 184 159   24 183     14 93   21 114 98   22 120     15 123   28 151 147   12 159     16 123   25 148 173   19 192     17 255   33 288 282   17 299     18 180   23 203 224   20 244     19 174   46 220 230   31 261     20 147   19 166 172   23 195     21 99   12 111 106   9 115     22 124   15 139 159   14 173     23 130   19 149 134   18 152     24 187   15 202 227   18 245 MACHINE TOTALS 4136 20 526 4682 4662 35 478 5175 GRAND TOTALS 4682   5175  

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