No Surprises In Local Races From Tuesday’s Elections
A total of 14,513 county residents exercised their right to vote on Tuesday. Former State Senator Jessica King will challenge incumbent congressman Glenn Grothman for the 6th District Congressional seat this November. King emerged from a three person race in Tuesday’s democratic primary, defeating challengers Michael Beardsley and Matthew Boor. King was declared the winner in the race, receiving 75 percent of the vote, a total of just over 38,000 votes. In Fond du Lac County, King received just over 5,100 votes, or 85 percent of votes cast. Beardsley received 639 votes in the county, while Boor got 294. Grothman ran unopposed in Tuesday’s primary.
Republican state representative Joan Ballweg will challenge Democrat Joni Anderson for the 14th district State Senate seat this fall. Ballweg easily won her primary Tuesday over Ken Van Dyke. Anderson ran unopposed in Tuesday’s election. Both Ballweg and Anderson are running to replace longtime state Senator Luther Olsen, who announced in February he would not seek re-election.
A four-person Republican primary in the 41st Assembly District Tuesday saw Alex Dallman defeat Gary Will, Luke Dretske and Chuck Harsh. Will received the most votes of the four candidates in Fond du Lac County, getting 497 votes to Dallman’s 436. Dallman had 50 percent to Will’s 20 percent. Dallman will go on to face democratic candidate Nate Zimdars and independent candidate Jean Bartz in the November general election.
A number of other local candidates ran unopposed in Tuesday’s election. In the 18th State Senate District both incumbent Republican senator Dan Feyen of Fond du Lac and his challenger, democrat Aaron Wojciechowski ran unopposed and will be on the November ballot. In the 52nd State Assembly District, both incumbent Republican representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt and his challenger, democrat Julie Schroeder ran unopposed and will be on the November ballot. In the 53rd State Assembly District, incumbent Republican representative Michael Schraa ran unopposed in his primary Tuesday. There is no democratic challenger for the November election.
In the 59th State Assembly District, incumbent Republican representative Timothy Ramthun ran unopposed in Tuesday’s primary. There is no democratic challenger for the November election. In the 42nd State Assembly District, incumbent Republican Jon Plumer ran unopposed in Tuesday’s primary and will face democratic challenger Melissa Arndt in the November election. Arndt also ran unopposed in Tuesday’s primary.