The new chairwoman is Jane Witt, a retired Journal Times employee. Witt beat out Racine Alderman Eric Marcus for the chairperson position in a 167-4 vote of party members, according to Jeff Van Koningsveld, the chairman until Jan. 1 when Witt formally takes office.
Other newly elected leaders taking office Jan. 1 include:
• First Vice Chairwoman Julie Krautkramer, a teacher.
• Second Vice Chairman Jeff Coe, a former Racine alderman.
• Third Vice Chairwoman Beth Pramme, who ran Mayor John Dickert’s campaign.
• Secretary Diana Kovacs, a nursing student.
• and Treasurer Joe Cushing, who is retired, according to Van Koningsveld.