Aug. 9 partisan primary election results
Because the election was a partisan primary election, voters could cast ballots for only candidates in one political party. Crossing party lines to vote for individual candidates in opposite parties was prohibited, but voters may do so in the general election in November.
The only statewide contest was in the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator where former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold received 90 percent of the Wisconsin votes with 303,282 votes and Scott Harbach received 10 percent with 33,105 votes.
In Portage County, Feingold received 4,235 votes and Harback received 394 votes. Feingold will face incumbent Republican Ron Johnson and Libertarian Phillip N. Johnson in the Nov. 8 election.
The county’s contest between incumbent Ron Kind of La Crosse and Myron Buchholz of Eau Claire for the Democratic seat in the House of Representatives for Wisconsin District 3 resulted with Kind receiving 81 percent with 33,283 votes and Buchholz receiving 19 percent with 7,680 votes.
In Portage County, Kind received 3,683 votes and Buchholz received 779 votes. There is no Republican challenger for the post, so the nominee should be unopposed in the November election.
The ballot also listed a race for the Democratic nomination for county treasurer, between incumbent Stephanie A. Stokes and challenger Tom Mallison. However, Stokes withdrew from the race after filing her nomination papers, so her name remained on the ballot.
Mallison received 3,123 votes and Stokes received 1,240 votes.
Assembly District 72 in southwestern Portage County also had a contest for the Democratic nomination, David Gorski of Wisconsin Rapids received 1,769 votes and Russ Brown of Coloma received 1,378 votes. Gorski will face incumbent Republican Scott Krug of Nekoosa.
In Senate District 24, incumbent Democrat Julie Lassa and Republican Patrick Testin, both of Stevens Point, were the only candidates in their parties.
In Assembly District 70, incumbent Republican Nancy Lynn Vander Meer of Tomah and Democrat Mark Holbrook of Wisconsin Rapids were the only candidates in their parties.
In Assembly District 71, incumbent Democrat Katrina Shankland of Stevens Point was the lone candidate on the ballot.
Other county offices are also up for election, but only the incumbents filed for re-election and are running unopposed. They are Democrats Louis J. Molepske for district attorney, Shirley M. Simonis for clerk and Cynthia A. Wisinski for register of deeds.
There is no candidate for county surveyor, so that will be vacant after incumbent Joseph Glodowski declined to seek re-election.