Wed., Feb. 26, 2014 | NEWS
County board candidate Larry Voelker dies
Served on Polk board 2008-2012
Gregg Westigard|Staff writer
BALSAM LAKE – Former Polk County Board member Larry Voelker died from cancer Wednesday, March 5. Voelker was a county board candidate in the upcoming April 1 election. He was appointed to the county board in December 2008 to fill a vacancy, elected to a full term in 2010 and lost re-election in the 2012 contest by a narrow margin.
Voelker’s name will be on the April ballot in District 13 (the town and village of Clear Lake plus most of Black Brook). Under Wisconsin law, votes for him will be counted and his votes are a plurality of the votes cast, the vacancy shall be filled as if the vacancy occurred by death after the election (statute 8.35 (3)).