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New Waukesha clerk candidates fight to replace Kathy Nickolaus
Melissa McCrady reports. Video by 620wtmj.comvideo
WAUKESHA - Waukesha County's embattled clerk was not running to keep her job in Tuesday's election.
Kathy Nickolaus decided not to seek re-election after many mistakes running election night operations and slow reporting of results.
Many voters in Waukesha County are looking forward to the change.
"It is time for her to step down," said voter Erika Kappes.
"She hasn't done her job. All the complaints. We don't need it," said Steve Blattner, another voter.
Nickolaus came under fire when she failed to initially report 14,000 from Brookfield in the 2011 State Supreme Court.
The votes that were added eventually changed the outcome.
More complaints of election mistakes and slow reporting of results followed.
Now, three GOP candidates are hoping to take her place.
Kathy Karalewitz is the administrator for the Town of Mukwonago.
Gina Kozlik is the clerk and treasurer for the City of Waukesha.
Kathleen Novak currently serves as a Pewaukee alderwoman.
The winner of Tuesday's primary was to face Democrat Jessie Read in November.