# Wonder Lake: the Future is Now

I asked my blogger friend from Wonder Lake if he or she would like to write something about the results of that election. Here is the result:

Five candidates fought for three seats in the Wonder Lake Village Trustee election, It was a tight race with a total of 1393 total votes divided amongst 5 candidates, with only 81 votes separating the highest individual vote count from the lowest. If all voters used their three votes for Trustee, then 278.6 residents voted in this election, an increase in turnout of around 60% from the last election, reflecting the annexation of more subdivisions.

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Incumbent trustee Ed Peters advised that the math was wrong in the above paragraph and the person who wrote the piece agrees.

Here is what Peters wrote last night:

Your math is incorrect. You divided the total votes by 5 to yield the average votes per candidate. Dividing by 3 yields 464 voters – a considerably better turnout than previous elections.

Yes, Ed Peters is right, I should have divided by 3 instead of 5. Very sorry for the error. That means 464.3 people voted in this election, a 163% increase in turnout.

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The three incumbents, Ed Peters, Mike Heger and Larry Reinhard were reelected.

Peters, who had been endorsed by both sides (see story), received 320 votes, the highest count. Next came Reinard with 304, and Heger with 275. Newcomers William Arnos and Ed Stygar scored 255 and 239 respectively.

Stygar and Arnos, who had campaigned jointly and had also endorsed Peters, showed a strong presence, benefiting especially from a motivated wave of support from two newly annexed subdivisions, Deep Springs Woods and White Oaks Bay. If Arnos tries again in two years, he will most likely win a seat.