CALEDONIA — Challenger Bob Bradley unseated incumbent president Ron Coutts in the Village of Caledonia.

Coutts had been running for a fourth term as president but unofficial totals showed a 2,648 to 1,804 vote lead for Bradley, the current utility district president.

“There’s some things I’d like to see accomplished but the first thing I’d like to do is get to know the board,” Bradley said. “We’re going to set an agenda of things that need to get done and work from the bottom up.”

Chief among Bradley’s goals is extending sewer and water to the Interstate 94 corridor to help entice development and grow the village.

Bradley said Tuesday night that he was humbled and excited by news of the election results coming in and hopeful that he can live up to both the expectations of voters and the legacy Coutts would leave behind.

“I think he’s done a great tour of duty on the board,” Bradley said of Coutts. “Hopefully I can fill his shoes.”

Coutts could not be reached for comment Tuesday night.

Incumbent village board members fared better in the spring election.

Trustees Kevin Wanggaard and Jim Dobbs both held their seats according to unofficial results.

For the third seat, Wanggaard defeated challenger Maureen Cramer by a margin of about 22 points, 2,851 votes to 1,755, according to unofficial results.

While Dobbs fended off challenger Richard Frazier by a margin of about 11 points for the fifth seat, 2,304 votes to 1,746, according to unofficial results.

The race for the first seat, left open by Trustee Kathy Burton who decided not to run for re-election, went to Racine County highway superintendent David Prott.

Prott beat out Ed Willing by a margin of about 14 points, 2,402 votes to 1,711, according to unofficial results.

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It sounds like Bradley is going to cost Caledonia taxpayers a lot of money.

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