THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Burke vs Walker In Governor Race
Mary Burke won the Democratic party nomination and will face Gov. Scott Walker in the Nov. 4 election. Walker was unopposed for the Republican nomination in the Tuesday, Aug. 12 primary election.
Burke received about 85 percent of the Democratic vote cast statewide to defeat challenger Brett Hulsey who received about 15 percent.
In Marinette County, Burke received 1,030 votes to 219 for Hulsey. Walker received 1,037 votes
It was a low voter turnout as only 2,399 Marinette County voters of the 23,570 registered county voters went to the polls on Tuesday. There are an estimated 33,355 eligible voters in the county.
Another statewide race that drew considerable attention was for state attorney general as the incumbent Republican J.B. Van Hollen did not seek re-election. Susan Happ won the Democratic nomination defeating two challengers for the nomination. She will now face Brad Schimel who was unopposed for the Republican nomination.
Happ is currently the Jefferson County district attorney and statewide received about 52 percent of the votes cast in the three way race. In Marinette County she received 792 votes of the 1,141 votes case. Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel received 961 Republican votes.
County incumbents up for nomination Tuesday were Sheriff Jerry Sauve who received 979 complimentary votes, Coroner George Smith with 976 votes and Clerk of Circuit Court Sheila M. Dudka who received 988 votes. Dudka is making her first bid for Clerk of Circuit Court as the incumbent Linda L. Dumke-Marquardt did not seek re-election and is retiring.