Saturday, June 11, 2005

Wineke Handily Defeats Rammelt in Chairs Race

The afternoon's events were laid to rest as DPW chair candidate Joe Wineke easily defeated opponent Jeff Rammelt, garnering 62 percent of the vote to Rammelt's 38 percent, according to a DPW tally.

With a total of 790 votes cast in the chair's race, Wineke won every congressional district except the 6th. "We had a good organizational structure and a strong message," said Wineke of the victory.

"The democratic party has to start playing offense instead of letting Republicans like Karl Rove define who the Democratic Party is," he added.

"I'll tell you I also put about 10,000 miles on my car."

Wineke is a former state senator from Verona, former 2nd CD candidate and a labor activist.

Rammelt couldn't be reached for comment.