A few incumbents on local, township, village and school boards were defeated in Tuesday’s general election.
In Colon, challenger Tom Tenney soundly defeated incumbent village president Tom Whitford.
Also, Colon Board of Education member and incumbent Eric Wagner was the odd person out in a three-person race for two seats. Incumbent Eric Bower will return and be joined by newcomer Deb Bordner.
Mike Krajniak will serve four more years as a member of the White Pigeon Community Schools Board of Education. He will be joined by Jody Davidson, who won a race of newcomers against Cynthia Tippman.
In a contest between two non-incumbents, Patricia Weiss reclaimed her seat as Constantine Village Council president, defeating Ruth Strawser. Weiss was defeated four years ago by MacKenzie Strawser, who chose to not seek re-election to the seat.
In Florence Township, Gordon Evilsizor beat write-in candidate Tom Young for township supervisor. Evilsizor previously defeated Young, the incumbent supervisor, in the August primary and survived a recount.
Lockport Township trustee incumbents Mark Major and Joe Nowicki will return for four more years, as they fended off challenger Scott Koenigsfeld.
Incumbent state representative Matt Lori was reelected, defeating challenger Mike Moroz, 62 to 38 percent.
Countywide, more than 23,000 people – comprising nearly 54 percent of St. Joseph County’s registered voters – participated in Tuesday’s general election.