Tiffany and Zunker win Congressional primaries
Conservative Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly has earned a spot on the April 7 ballot to seek a full 10-year term. He will face off against Dane County Judge Jill Karofsky. Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone finished third and was eliminated in Tuesday’s primary.
In remarks earlier this month to the Wisconsin Counties Association, Kelly, who was appointed to the court by former Gov. Scott Walker, pointed to his experience on the court while Karofsky touted the fact she is the only candidate with prosecutorial, victim advocate and trial court experience.
In the 7th Congressional District, the primary winners were Republican state Sen. Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst and Democrat Tricia Zunker, a Ho Chunk Supreme Court Justice, constitutional law professor, and president of the Wausau school board. They will face off in a special election in May for the seat vacated by Republican Sean Duffy last year. The winner in May will have to turn around and immediately seek a full term in Congress this November.
The race for Milwaukee mayor in April will pit incumbent Tom Barrett, seeking a fifth term, against state Sen. Lena Taylor. Two other primary candidates were eliminated. And after a four-way primary for Milwaukee County Executive, state Sen. Chris Larson will face state Rep. David Crowley. Incumbent Chris Abele is not running for re-election.
Voters looking for last minute information from a state website were thwarted by a server crash at myvote.wi.gov during the first part of Election Day. The server was replaced and the website was working hours later.