It cost Kenosha County $62,000 dollars to hold a special election for County Exec, even though only one candidate was on the ballot. Now the county board has rejected seeking restitution from the Feds, for the cost of that election.
Alan Kehl resigned with a federal indictment, and awaits sentencing under a plea deal. Kenosha County was required to hold a special election, for which just one candidate, representative Jim Kreuser, applied. Supervisor Jim Huff said the county was not a victim, per se. "Mr. Kehl violated an election law," said Huff. "The United States government is the victim, not us." But Supervisor Jim Moore called the request reasonable. "If we don't throw this (request for reimbursment) out there, and let the judge make his decision, I think we can continue to have questions about the 'good old boys club." The tie vote included one supervisor abstaining, for lack of information.