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Tiffany, Zunker Advance; Election Results Here


State Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) and Wausau School Board Chair Tricia Zunker (D-Wausau) will face off in May’s special election to represent Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District.

Tiffany and Zunker each won their primary elections on Tuesday.  Tiffany defeated military veteran Jason Church in the Republican primary, and Zunker beat businessman Lawrence Dale in the Democratic Race.

In the primary election for Wisconsin Supreme Court, incumbent Justice Dan Kelly and Dane County Circuit Court Judge Jill Karofsky advanced to face each other in an April election.  Marquette Law School Professor Ed Fallone was eliminated.

In the Lakeland Union High School District, voters defeated a recurring funding referendum.

Updated results are below.

7th Congressional District Republicans 

99% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING > Tom Tiffany (R) 43,769 Jason Church (R)32,287

7th Congressional District Democrats 

Tricia Zunker (D) 35,564 Lawrence Dale (D) 4,473

State Supreme Court 99% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING >

Daniel Kelly (Inc.) 349,672 > Jill Karofsky 260,484 Ed Fallone 88,681

Lakeland Union High School District: Board At-Large 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING (top 4) > Sharin Nimsgern 2,852 > Heidi Fink 1,808 > Mark Pertile 1,528 > Brian Jackson 949 Tom Maulson 870 Dana Schmidt 764

City of Rhinelander Dist. 5 Alderman 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING > Gerald Anderson 89 > Wil Losch 72 Jason Dailey 60

Lakeland Union High School Referendum 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING > No  3,073 

Yes 2,404 

Ben worked as the Special Topics Correspondent at WXPR from September 2019 until November 2021. He then contributed with periodic stories until 2024. During his full-time employment, his main focus was reporting on environment and natural resources issues in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of The Stream, a weekly series.
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