In less than a week, months and in some cases close to a year’s worth of campaigning will come to a head in the Aug. 14 Wisconsin Partisan Primary.
The race for Lincoln County Sheriff between Pete Borchardt and Ken Schneider will essentially be decided in the primary, as both candidates are running as Republicans. Likewise, in the race for Lincoln County Coroner, both incumbent Paul Proulx and challenger Mark Raymer are running on the Republican ticket.
Along with the heavily publicized and heated Sheriff and Coroner races locally, will be several state-wide races including Governor, Attorney General, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, odd-numbered Wisconsin State Senate seats, Wisconsin Treasurer, Wisconsin Secretary of State and all Wisconsin Assembly seats.
In addition, incumbent Lincoln County Clerk of Court Marie Peterson is running unopposed for re-election as a Democrat.
The winners of each office contested in the primary will advance to the Fall General Election ballot on Nov. 6.
Voters should remember that crossover voting will disqualify your ballot in the Wisconsin partisan primary; you can only vote for candidates of one party throughout the ballot. For example, voters who chose to cast a vote in the Republican race for sheriff and coroner cannot then vote for a Democrat for governor or any other office.
Below are the contested offices and respective candidates for the Aug. 14 Primary:
Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor:
Wisconsin State Assembly-District 35:
U.S House-Wisconsin District 7
Wisconsin Secretary of State:
Douglas J. LaFollette
State Attorney General:
Dawn Marie Sass