Primaries uncontested in Douglas County

Even though none of the races are contested, the primary will still take place for voters to elect the party representative to the Nov. 3 general election.


A candidate who put their name in the race for Wisconsin’s 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives won’t be appearing on the ballot in November.

Ken Driessen of Hayward was denied a place on the ballot after failing to submit sufficient signatures to run as an independent.

That leaves Democrat Tricia Zunker of Wausau facing incumbent Republican Tom Tiffany of Minocqua facing off for the second time this year in November, once they secure their party’s nomination during the partisan primary.

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Even though none of the races are contested, a primary election still has to occur to elect the representative of the party for the general election, said Douglas County Clerk Sue Sandvick.


The primary is set for Aug. 11.

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