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Sauer survives recall
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MONROE - Jack Sauer, Lafayette County supervisor for District 3 and board chairman, won his recall election Tuesday by a margin of 20 votes.

Sauer took 144 votes, while his challenger, George Hirsbrunner, received 124.

Sauer won election to the board in April 2010 against Ray Elgin by 24 votes.

"So I guess the same people are the ones who have the same confidence in me," he said.

George Hirsbrunner said he ran to provide Sauer "a sort of report card."

If Sauer had received 95 percent of the votes, then he was doing a great job; 75 percent, not as good, Hirsbrunner said

"But sixty to fifty percent, then you got to do something different," Hirsbrunner said.

Sauer said he would do the work he has been doing in the past, admit when he's wrong, and "try to keep everything positive."

"I always look to do things differently, and try to find a better way," he said.

Hirsbrunner believes he did well for his first time as a candidate "not knowing anything about politics." And he could be thinking of running again in the future.

"Once you get a taste of something, you hate to leave it alone," he said.

A petition to recall Sauer was signed by 114 voters.

District 3 includes the Town of Seymour, the Town of Kendall and Ward 1 in the Town of Darlington.