Township Election Results from Effingham County


Published on April 10 2013 4:01 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Here's a recap of township races in Effingham County during Tuesday's election:

In Douglas Township, incumbent Ron Overbeck defeated challenger and former Effingham mayor John Lange for Township Supervisor, 806-579.  Democrat Mary Jo Althoff won over Republican Peggy Campbell for Township Clerk, 703-645.  James Ping was elected Township Assessor without opposition.  Kurt Haarmann won a three-way battle for Highway Commissioner over Michael Williamson and Tim Koester, 645 to 536 to 178.  The four elected as Township Trustees are Luke Doedtman with 816 votes, Nick Althoff with 688, Paul Rexroat with 686 and Art Kinkelaar with 657.  The other two candidates were Donald Koester with 545 votes and Wayne Russell with 520 votes.

Here are the winners in the other Effingham County townships--

Summit Township: Supervisor Lloyd Foster, Clerk Shirley Moore, Highway Commissioner Joe Workman, Trustees Kate Dickens, Mark Workman, Stephen Davis and Ralph Vogel

West Township: Supervisor Scott Beal, Clerk Eugene Logue, Highway Commissioner Dennis Vaughn, Trustees Mark Holland, Wendell Alwardt, Michael Runge and Iris Ashbaugh

Mound Township: Supervisor Bernadine Blakely, Clerk Joan Simcox, Highway Commissioner Allen Schultz, Trustees William Laatsch, Marlin Will, Donald Zeigler and Charles Scholes

Moccasin Township: Supervisor Jeffery Wendling, Clerk Roy Wendte, Highway Commissioner Doug Hammer, Trustees Leo Stuckemeyer, Daron Stuckemeyer, Willard Kopplin and James B. Tipsword

Liberty Township: Supervisor Glen Donaldson, Clerk Melody Lilly, Highway Commissioner Shane Brandt, Trustees George Kessler, John Sloan, Sarah Randall and Betty Ann Clark

Mason Township: Supervisor ValJean Kroenlein, Clerk Cathy Hille, Highway Commissioner Howard Cain, Trustees Calvin McGuire, Lee Sims, Lonnie Jansen and Tim Forehand

Jackson Township: Supervisor Lyle Westfall, Clerk Deborah Conner, Highway Commissioner Jerald Shepard, Trustees Michael Began, Ed Hoopingarner, Fred Dickmann and Jeff Higgs

Banner Township: Supervisor Delmar Vail, Clerk Linda Soltwedel, Highway Commissioner Tom Laue, Trustees Darren Klepzig, Dwight Klepzig, Derrick Helmbacher and Dean Wetherell

Watson Township: Supervisor Fred Percival, Clerk Rob Arnold, Highway Commissioner Stephen Bergfeld, Trustees Tony Kreke, Sheila Percival, Billy Genaust and Jeremy Patnaude

Union Township: Supervisor Jesse Storm, Clerk Vicky Storm, Highway Commissioner Wally Brown, Trustees Jim Macklin, Darrel Gressel and Robert Klingler

Teutopolis Township: Supervisor David Apke, Clerk Alan Goeckner, Highway Commissioner Tom Rauch, Trustees Lawrence Funneman, Charles Semple, John Kremer and Roy Weber

Lucas Township: Supervisor Cliff Bierman, Clerk Curtis Stortzum, Highway Commissioner Rodney Grunloh, Trustees Mike Garbe, Greg Elmore, Ronald Grunloh and Fariss Kirby

Bishop Township: Supervisor Robert Beckman, Clerk Pauletta Norris, Highway Commissioner Steven Westendorf, Trustees Larry Robards, Mark Brummer, Clara Schmidt and Douglas Kinkelaar

St. Francis Township: Supervisor Dennis Miller, Clerk Thomas Vahling, Highway Commissioner Maurus Schumacher, Trustees Joseph Thoele, Christopher Hartke, Bernard Vahling and John W. Miller

Multi-Township Assessor for Jackson, Mason, Mound and West Townships: Candice Smith

Multi-Township Assessor for Liberty and Moccasin Townships: Anthony Witteborg

Multi-Township Assessor for St. Francis and Teutopolis Townships: Mark Roedl

Also Tuesday, five people were elected to the Dieterich Park District; Rachel Meinhart, Vicki Winterrowd, Mike French, Nicholas Gipson and David Faller

Chris Huelsbusch and Dennis Carie were elected without opposition to the Effingham Park Board.  Carie was re-elected; Huelsbusch will succeed Dr. Mike Sehy, who did not seek another term. 

Kathy L. Hartke was elected to a seat on the Teutopolis Park Board.

Turnout in Effingham County was low; 20.84% or 4,843 of 23,243 registered voters.