Crandon elects a new mayor in recall

CRANDON, Wis. (WSAU) -- Crandon will have a new mayor. Over half of the eligible voters turned out for a recall election Tuesday, ousting incumbent Rob Jaeger. Challenger Dennis Rosa had 378 votes to Jaeger’s 184, or just over 67% of the vote.

Over 200 signatures were collected on a petition to recall Jaeger this past May.

There was also confusion on the council about the recall, and the city council chose not to schedule the recall election. The Government Accountability Board Director Spokesman Reid Magney says the law required the council to schedule the election.

City Clerk Cindy Bradley says Rosa could begin his new mayoral duties as early as Friday. He does have to finalize some paperwork and wait three days before taking office.