Politics & Government

Watkins chosen as new Dodge County commissioner

Brian Watkins has been elected to the Dodge County Commission, election officials said late Tuesday.

Watkins received 551 votes to Timmy Burnham’s 267, according to unofficial vote tallies.

The two were in a runoff to succeed Commissioner Edwin Burnham, who died in December with a year remaining in his term. Timmy Burnham is the son of the late commissioner.

Watkins will serve the remainder of the unexpired term and will have to run for the seat again this fall if he chooses to seek re-election.