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New faces coming to La Crosse County Board

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - There will be several new faces representing their districts on the La Crosse County Board.

In Tuesday's elections, there were nine contested races, five of which led to changes on the board.

In District 5, UW-L student Keyla Rosa defeated Anicka Purath 78-46. Rosa replaces Karin Johnson who is graduating.  The district comprises the area around the university.

In District 11, Patrick Scheller defeated Rolan Covert 221-105.  Scheller takes over for Bill Schultz, Jr. 

In an upset, Brian Logue beat longtime board member Donald Meyer in the District 13 contest 279-261.  Meyer has served on the board since October 1989.

Another incumbent was defeated in the District 19 race between Thomas Downer and Hubert Hoffman. Five votes, 125-120, separated Hoffman, the challenger, from Downer.

In another close race, Dan Hesse beat incumbent Tammy Gamroth in the District 26 contest 239-218.  

Incumbents in the remaining four races won re-election.  Dan Ferries defeated Kim Cobb 205-144 in District 16, while Laurence Berg holds his District 18 seat with a 322-196 victory against Sam Scinta.  Steve Doyle won in District 20 over Brian Barton 249-166.  In District 22, Patrick Barlow retained his post with a win over Christopher Zirzow 172-64.  

All of the La Crosse County Board seats were up for re-election Tuesday. Twenty ran unopposed. 
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