Fuchs wins Pierce Treasurer’s seat
PIERCE COUNTY -- Unofficial election results declare Kathy Fuchs the winner of the Pierce County Treasurer’s seat following the Aug. 9 primary election with 851 votes.
Fuchs, who squared off against Republican candidate Michele Burg, has essentially won the seat as no Democrat is running against her on the Nov. 8 ballot. Burg, the current village clerk/treasurer of Plum City, received 593 votes.
Fuchs was elected treasurer in the town of Trenton. She has worked at Burns, Enstad and Youngquist Accounting in Hastings for more than 15 years.
She and husband Scott moved to Hager City from Hastings, Minn. in 1998. They have four children, who all graduated from Ellsworth High School.
Ironically, the last municipality to hand in their votes after all the others had come in was the Town of Ellsworth, where retiring Pierce County Treasurer Phyllis Beastrom is clerk.
Two other county officer seats are up for election in November, but there is only one candidate for each.
Democrat Julie K. Hines, Ellsworth, received 1,362 votes for register of deeds. The incumbent in that office, Vicki Nelson is also retiring at the end of her term. Hines has worked in the clerk of courts office for five years. Before that she spent 10 years as deputy register of deeds and 10 years in the treasurer’s office.
Incumbent Pierce County Clerk Jamie Feuerhelm, who is also running unopposed, tallied 1,346 votes.