Douglas County voters look to November

None of the races on Douglas County ballots require a primary in August.

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Ballots are set for upcoming elections in Wisconsin.

Voters in Douglas County won't need to cast a ballot during the August primary because the races don't require them. That means the candidates will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot.

In Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District, voters will see familiar names on the ballot Democrat Tricia Zunker of Wausau is again challenging Republican Tom Tiffany for the seat. Tiffany was elected to the seat to replace former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy. Tiffany, a former Wisconsin state senator, was sworn into office May 19.

Independent Ken Driessen of Hayward also put his name in the 7th District race, but he didn’t appear to have enough nominating signatures, and his ballot status was pending as of the Telegram's press time.

For the first time in a decade, the Wisconsin Assembly race for the 73rd District will feature a Republican. Superior City Councilor Keith Kern is challenging state Rep. Nick Milroy, D-South Range, in November.


Milroy last faced a ballot challenge in 2010, when former Superior School Board member and Republican Bonnie Baker challenged him. Milroy faced a write-in challenge in 2018, but Republican challenger Jeffrey Monaghan only gained 16 of the 18,526 votes cast in the district.

In Wisconsin’s 74th District Assembly race, which includes portions of eastern Douglas County, incumbent Beth Meyers, D-Bayfield, faces a Republican challenge from Cable businessman James Bolen.

In offices that serve Douglas County, Democratic incumbents are running unopposed. They include District Attorney Mark Fruehauf, County Clerk Sue Sandvick, Treasurer Carol Jones and Register of Deeds Tracy Middleton.

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