With snowy roads and few ballot contests, voter turnout in most districts of Marinette County was light for the primary elections on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The exception was in the Town of Peshtigo, where there were primary contests for County Board Supervisor and two supervisor seats on the Town Board.
Winning the right to compete in the April 7 Spring Election for the District 21 County Board Supervisor post being vacated by incumbent Vilas Schroeder were Karl Jaeger with 99 votes and Jim Wortner with 98 votes. Rebecca DeMarce came in third with 62 votes.
In a 4-way race to become District 3 candidates for Town Board Supervisor positions, the winners were Kayla Furton with 317 votes and Daryl Joy with 101 votes. Other contenders were Leonard Wiedemeier with 93 votes, Incumbent Tom Holterman with 69 votes, and Ryan Van Cleve with 31 votes.
Incumbent Daniel Van Beek with 211 votes, and challenger Kristen Edgar, with 263 votes, will compete for the Town Board Supervisor 4 position. Challenger Tom Roggendorf, with 124 votes, was eliminated from the race.
In the only statewide race on Tuesday, the 3,692 voters who turned out in Marinette County heavily favored incumbent Justice Daniel Kelly as candidate for a full term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. There were 2,376 votes for Kelly, 984 for Dane County Circuit Court Judge Jill Karofsky, and 282 for Marquette University Law Professor Ed Fallone. Names of Kelly and Karofsky will be on the April 7 ballot.
The Town of Peshtigo Board of Canvas will be canvassing the spring election primary at the Peshtigo Town Hall on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m.