Low voter turnout in partisan primary
The partisan primary, featuring races for county, state and federal offices, drew 12% of registered Lincoln County voters to the polls Tuesday.
All Lincoln County incumbents are running unopposed, including Sheriff Jeff Jaeger, Coroner Paul Proulx and Clerk of Court Cindy Kimmons. All are running on the Republican ticket and sailed through the primary to the November general election.
For governor, voters chose Mary Burke to take on Republican incumbent Scott Walker in the November general election. Burke received 913 votes in Lincoln County, easily winning over fellow Democrat Brett Hulsey, who received 137 votes. Burke took the nomination in the statewide race, as well.
In the Democratic race for lieutenant governor, John Lehman was preferred by Lincoln County voters, with 483 votes to Mary Jo Walter’s 433. Again, Lincoln County voters mirrored the state as Lehman took the statewide race. Republican Rebecca Kleefisch is Walker’s running mate.
Democrats picked Susan V. Happ, who received 491 votes in Lincoln County, as their candidate for state attorney general. She will face Brad Schimel, who was unopposed in the Republican race.
Republicans chose Julian Bradley (460 votes in Lincoln County) to take on incumbent Secretary of State, Democrat Doug LaFollette in November.
For state treasurer, Democrat David L. Sartori and Republican Matt Adamczyk came out on top in their respective races, both in Lincoln County and statewide.
Democrats overwhelmingly chose Kelly Westlund as their candidate to challenge incumbent Republican Sean Duffy in the general election. Westlund received 75% of the vote in Lincoln County over fellow Democrat Mike Krsiean.
There is no Democratic candidate challenging Republican incumbent District 35 state assembly representative Mary Czaja.