April 1, 2008
Lange easily wins re-election
County Board Supervisor Diane Lange easily won re-election over challenger Lou D'Abbraccio, according to unofficial results.
Lange, who represents District 3 on the board, won 885-396. Her district is on the north side of Racine.
Lange, 55, is one of the most liberal members of the County Board. She's been in the news lately raising questions about the county's contract with Superior Linens.
D'Abbraccio, 45, was making his first run for elected office. He is a Republican.
Problems arose during voting in the race. The Ward 14, City Council District 5 polling site at the Cesar Chavez Center didn't have signs saying voters could also vote for County Board supervisor.
As a result, there were 414 total votes cast at the site, but about 40 ballots did not have a vote for the County Board race. People were aware of the problem, but it apparently was not addressed during the day.