Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | NEWS
Many August primaries line up as fall election filings close
Contests for almost every position
Gregg Westigard | Staff writer
BURNETT AND POLK COUNTIES – The filing period for the fall elections ended at 5 p.m., Monday, June 2.
There will be contests for almost every office on the Nov. 4 ballot and party primary contests on Aug. 12 for many of those positions. The only unopposed candidate, aside from county contests, is Nick Milroy who is running for a fourth term in the Assembly. Area voters will elect a member of Congress, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state treasurer, Assembly member for each district, and state senator for the 25th District. Each county will elect a sheriff and clerk of court (see separate stories).
There will be Democratic Party primaries for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state treasurer, the 7th Congressional District seat and the 25th District Senate seat.
Republicans will have primaries for secretary of state, state treasurer, the 7th Congressional District and the 75th Assembly District.
In addition to the tickets for the two main parties, there will be candidates for various positions from the Libertarian, Peoples, Constitution and Green Parties.
The major party candidates
(I) = incumbent / R = Republican, D = Democrat / P = Primary
Governor: R – Scott Walker (I). D – Mary Burke, Brett Hulsey and Marcia Mercedes Perkins (primary).
Lieutenant Governor: R – Rebecca Kleefisch (I). D – John Lehman and Mary Jo Walters (primary).
Attorney General: R – Brad Schimel. D – Susan Happ, Ismael Ozanne and Jon Richards (primary). Incumbent J. B. Van Hollen (R) not running.
Secretary of State: R – Garey Bies and Julian Bradley (primary). D – Doug La Follette (I).
State Treasurer: R – Matt Adamczyk and Randall Melchert (primary). D – Dave Leeper and David Sartori (primary). Incumbent Kurt Schuller (R) not running.
7th Congressional District: R – Sean Duffy (I) and Don Raihala (primary). D – Kelly Westlund and Mike Krsiean (primary).
Senate District 25: R – Dane Deutsch. D – Janet Bewley, Gary Kauther and Thomas Ratzlaff (primary). Incumbent Bob Jauch (D) not running.
Assembly District 28: R – Adam Jarchow. D – Travis Schachtner. Incumbent Erik Severson (R) not running.
Assembly District 73: D – Nick Milroy (I).
Assembly District 75: R – Ken Mandley and Romaine Robert Quinn (primary). D – Stephen Smith (I).
Other party candidates
Libertarian Party: Robert Burke/governor, Joseph Brost/lieutenant governor, Thomas Nelson Sr./attorney general, Andy Craig / secretary of state and Jerry Shidell/treasurer.
Peoples Party: Dennis Fehr/governor.
Constitution Party: Jerry Broitzman/secretary of state, Andrew Zuelke / treasurer.
Green Party: Ron Hardy/treasurer, Lawrence Dale / 7th Congressional District.