Four elected to Orchard City board

By Hank Lohmeyer

Incumbent town trustee Craig Fuller was the high vote getter among the four candidates for Orchard City Town Board, getting 592 votes out of a total 2,056 cast for trustee candidates in the April 5 municipal election, according to unofficial election results.

Fuller, who won a second consecutive four-year trustee term, got 28.79 percent of the four-way vote. He told the DCI following the election, "I am honored to serve once again."

Two brand new trustees were also elected to four-year terms on the board: Dick Kirkpatrick received 551 votes or 26.8 percent of the total, and Gynee Thomassen earned 518 votes, or 25.19 percent.

Thomassen said, "Thanks to all the people who voted for me; I truly, truly appreciate it. I promise to do my best for them as a trustee."

Kirkpatrick told the DCI, "I have served on business and organization boards, but never on an elected public office board before and I am looking forward to it."

Former mayor Tom Huerkamp, who served in that post from 2004 to 2008, won a two-year term on the board, receiving 395 votes or 19.21 percent of the total.