Kauffman elected Hanover mayor

Vajda, Hammerseng secure council seats

Current Hanover City Councilor Chris Kauffman won the mayoral vote, beating three challengers in incumbent Mayor Martin Waters, incumbent city councilor Wendy Pinor, and newcomer Joe Kaul.

Kauffman won the job with 534 votes, or 36 percent, while Waters had 398 votes, or 27 percent. Kaul had 305 votes, or 20 percent, and Pinor received 235 votes, or 16 percent.

Current city councilor John Vajda was re-elected, having won the most votes with 754, or 33 percent. Also elected was newcomer Doug Hammerseng, whose 589 votes (26 percent) bested incumbent Dave Malewicki, who received 542 votes, or 24 percent. Challengers Christopher Zanetti took in 236 votes, and Jeff Rengstorf had 140 votes, or 6 percent.