GREENFIELD — Incumbent Linda Lubotsky and challenger Denise Collins ran a close race for District 1 alderman, both far outdistancing the two other primary candidates and both now headed for the April 4 general election.
The front-runners were separated by 29 votes, according to unofficial totals from Tuesday's primary. Lubotsky garnered 217 votes to Collins' 188. That calculated to 46 percent for Lubotsky and 40 percent for Collins.
Lubotsky has served as District 1 alderwoman for nine years. Collins is chairwoman of the city parks and recreation board and sits on the plan commission.
The unofficial results are:
Linda Lubotsky (inc.) 217
Denise Collins 188
Shawn Hart 45
Cord Harris 21
There also was a Republican primary for state superintendent of public instruction in Tuesday's election, where Greenfield voters in all districts were part of the statewide landslide for Lowell Holtz, former Whitnall School District superintendent. The unofficial Greenfield vote count shows Holtz with 895 votes, blasting past John Humphries' 180.
Holtz will take on current superintendent of public instruction Tony Evers, a Democrat, on April 4. Facing no opposition in the primary and with a light turnout of 10 percent, Evers got 1,309 votes, unofficially.