Spring primary election results
Almost 40% of registered Oneida County voters turned out for yesterday’s spring primary. Several state and local primary races were on the ballot, including candidates for U.S. congressional district 7, a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and an alderman position on the Rhinelander Common Council. Oneida County followed the state trend in the congressional and supreme court judge races.
For the congressional seat, Tricia Zunker won the Democrat primary, and Tom Tiffany won the Republican primary district wide. In Oneida County, the numbers broke down as follows: Tricia Zunker 2,751; Lawrence Dale 385; Tom Tiffany,4,163; Jason Church, 2,014. Tiffany and Zunker will face off at the special election on May 12.
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates were narrowed down to two at Tuesday’s primary. Daniel Kelly and Jill Karofsky won the primary state wide. In Oenida County, the votes were as follows: Daniel Kelly 4,641; Jill Karofsky 2,450; and Ed Fallone 829. Supreme court candidates Kelly and Karofsky will face off at the spring election on April 7.
A primary for Rhinelander Common Council district 5 seat was also held Tuesday. The field of three candidates was narrowed down to two. Gerald Anderson received 89 votes, Wil Losch received 72 and Jason Dailey received 60 votes. Anderson and Losch will move on to the spring election on April 7. Common council districts 1, 3 and 7 will also be up for a vote on April 7, as well as all 21 Oneida County Board of Supervisor seats.