Election 2021: Consolidated election results in the Sauk Valley

From a mayoral race hinging on one vote to newcomers unseating incumbents, here’s an overview of the local races across the Sauk Valley Tuesday.

Note: * denotes unofficial winner(s). Winners will be declared official during certification in two weeks.

Rock Falls

Mayor: *Rod Kleckler 404 votes, Bill Wescott 403 votes

City Council: Ward 2 *Casey Babel 86 votes, Dennis Fulrath 72 votes; Ward 3 *Steven Dowd 135 votes, Jim Schuneman 103 votes; Ward 4 *Violet Sobottka 86 votes, Marshall Doane 66 votes

Story: Kleckler defeats Rock Falls Mayor Wescott by one vote


City Council: *Dennis Considine 704 votes, *Chris Bishop 571 votes, Ryan Marshall 386 votes, Ben Nagy 469 votes

Story: Dixon Council incumbent, former member land seats

School Board: *Jon Wadsworth 1,122 votes, *Brandon Rogers 1,078 votes, *Linda Wegner 1,056 votes, *Linda LeBlanc-Parks 912 votes, Val Smith 820 votes, Matt Appleman 618 votes, Donna Glover 489 votes

Story: Mix of new, returning candidates win Dixon School Board race


City Council: *Kaitlyn Ekquist 646 votes, *Jim Wise 570 votes, John Stauter 426 votes

Story: Ekquist to bring her ‘fresh perspective’ to Sterling City Council

School Board: *Julie Aitken 1,247 votes, *Savannah Mussington 920 votes, Gonzalo Reyes 880 votes; 2-year term *Narcisco Puentes 836 votes, Allen Przysucha 794 votes

Story: Incumbents, longtime educator sweep Sterling School Board race

Voter turnout

Story: Voter turnout fairly low in the Sauk Valley

Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers joined Sauk Valley Media in 2016 covering local government in Dixon and Lee County.