Johan P. Prinsloo
April 3, 2013 and all is well in the Village of Richfield. The sitting board of John Jeffords, Village President, Rock Brandner and Sandy Voss Trustees won handedly over the rag tag group of write in candidates. The honest campaign of John, Rock and Sandy won the day. They gave the facts and residents knew the facts could speak for themselves.
The residents did not drink the kool-aid spewed at various gatherings before the election. All the contrived issues have no reality. Residents saw them as ridiculous. As so they should.
February 16, 2010 Primary Election
Mike Shea 75
Dan Neu 194
Jeffery Klug 121
Larry Schmitt 186
Greg Galinski 57 (Eliminated, supported by RCRG)
April 6, 2010 General Election
Dan Neu 587
Jeffery Klug 230
Larry Schmitt 527
Mike Shea 634 (Supported by RCRG)
September 14, 2010 Re-call Election results
Trustee Rock Brandner 1,803
Write-in candidate (RS) 1,672 (Supported by RCRG)
April 5, 2011 Election results
President John Jeffords 3,137
Write in votes 95
April 3, 2012 Election results
Trustee Dan Neu 2264
Bill Collins 1916
Trustee Mike Shea 1081 Lost election to Bill Collins
Gil Frank 888
(Both Mike Shea and Gil Frank were supported by RCRG)
April 2, 2013 Election results (Verified)
President John Jeffords 1,867
Write-in candidate (RS) 779 Less votes than in 2010
Trustee Rock Brandner 1,592
Trustee Sandy Voss 1,574
Write-in candidate (GF) 789 Less votes than in 2012
Write-in candidate (JH) 741 Both write-in's supported by RCRG
Election results - Source: Washington County Clerk Office Web Site
Some people did not even know (RS) was running for President and voted him for Trustee. Were they INFORMED voters????
Take a moment to analyze the data above and you will see the informed Richfield residents are not drinking the kool-aide. The numbers for the write-in's continue to dwindle each year as more and more residents begin to actually know the facts.
I must say it was funny to read an email that purports one trustee may have given a negative sign to the people standing at the entrances to voting location. Could they not see he was just waving Hello? Did they not know he voted last Thursday?
All the angry chatter just inside the building surprised me. Comments such as, “I don’t care who you support, they are a menace and blocking the entrance.” “He banged on my car.” “I took his stickers, now where can I throw them away?” There seemed to be no issues about the voting process but many issues with the guys outside.
The deputy sheriff was called and remained to make sure safety for residents trying to enter to vote was assured.
Thank you to all Richfield voters who voted based on facts not rumors.