Rishel fends off challenge from McCraw in county race

Ozaukee Press Staff

Ozaukee County Supr. Scott Rishel was re-elected Tuesday in a close race with challenger Sarah McCraw.

Rishel bested McCraw by just 20 votes in the race, for the County Board seat representing District 14, which includes much of Grafton.  

McCraw received 295 votes and Rishel received 315. One write-in vote was cast.

This will be Rishel’s fourth, two-year term as a county supervisor.

Rishel, 56, is the president and co-owner of Professional Control Corp., an automation robotics distribution company in Germantown. He holds a marketing degree from Northern Illinois University.

He and his wife built their home in Grafton 26 years ago and have two daughters.

McCraw, 38, is a political newcomer but a former journalist with familiarity of municipal government operations. She has been a Grafton resident since 2006 and is the program coordinator and administrative assistant for the Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce.

In his next term, Rishel said he will be working with the County Board to address issues like a lack of emergency medical personnel and establishing a new business model for Lasata Senior Living Center, which he said may need tweaking to ensure it does not become a burden to tax payers.




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