Campaign photo from the Marty for Alderman Facebook page.
Campaign photo from the Marty for Alderman Facebook page.
Campaign photo from the Marty for Alderman Facebook page.

KAUKAUNA — Marty DeCoster, 38, a business owner and tireless promoter of downtown Kaukauna, won election to the Kaukauna City Council Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Marty DeCoster

He defeated Jerry Palmer 182-91 for the District 1 seat on Kaukauna’s northwest side, according to Clerk/Treasurer Susan Duda.

DeCoster, who with his wife owns two businesses in town, hopes to promote Kaukauna and attract great businesses, events, jobs and educational opportunities.

He ran for city council after an unsuccessful bid to unseat Mayor Gene Rosin in April of 2016.

DeCoster thanked Palmer in a message to his supporters.

“I would like to thank all of district No. 1 who has voted for me along with everyone else in the area for their continued support,” DeCoster wrote. “I would like to thank Jerry Palmer for the competition and willing to serve his community. I would also like to encourage Mr. Palmer to run again in future elections and continue to stay involved in the community.”

In other election results:

Tim Roehrig, running unopposed in District 2, received 242 votes

Tom McGinnis, running unopposed in District 3, received 178 votes

Tony Penterman, running unopposed in District 4, received 239 votes

There were a total of eight write-in votes.

Kaukauna School Board

Sam Kelly, running unopposed, received 727 votes

Sue Gertz, running unopposed, received 734 votes

State superintendent of public instruction.

The Associated Press declared Tony Evers the winner over Lowell Holtz shortly after the polls closed.

In Kaukauna, Evers outpolled Holtz 869-381.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.