Primary Election Update: Schmidt Defeats Colker, Town of BD Referendum

(Juneau) The decisive primary race for Dodge County Sheriff sees the incumbent Dale Schmidt winning. Schmidt defeated challenger Mark Colker by a vote of 75-percent to 25-percent. Barring a successful write-in campaign, Schmidt would be sworn-in to a third term after the November general election.

Voters in the Town of Beaver Dam rejected a referendum by a vote of 61-percent to 39-percent. The township is trying to exceed revenue limits in perpetuity to fund increased fire and EMS costs along with annual road maintenance needs and officials had indicated previously that they would try again in November.

Sixth District incumbent Congressman Glenn Grothman withstood a challenge from centrist Republican Douglas Mullenix in advancing to the November ballot, where Grothman is unopposed. Grothman secured 80-percent of the vote.

In the five-way race for the Republican nomination for Wisconsin governor, Tim Michels was the top vote getter and will face off against Governor Tony Evers on the November ballot. Michels, a Lomira native, defeated challengers Rebecca Kleefisch, Tim Ramthun, Kevin Nicholson, and Adam Fischer.

Meanwhile, in the race for State Attorney General, Eric Toney was given the nod to advance to the November ballot to challenge incumbent Democrat Josh Kaul.