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A two-term state Senator will face the president of the Wausau School Board in May’s special election in the 7th Congressional District.

Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) won his primary election against Jason Church on Tuesday, while Tricia Zunker (D-Wausau) easily defeated Lawrence Dale on the Democratic side.

The winner will replace former Congressman Sean Duffy, who resigned in September.

Zunker got nearly 90 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary, but she told WXPR she’s been focusing on the general election for a long time.

Dale campaign

Four candidates are seeking the empty 7th Congressional seat vacated by the resignation of Sean Duffy.

WXPR reached out to each balloted candidate for an interview.

Today we hear from our final candidate, Lawrence Dale. Dale is running as a Democrat. He is a businessman. In 2014, he ran as a Green Party candidate for the 7th Congressional District office.

The winners of the primary will face off to gain the seat in a special election on May 12. The winner of the seat in May will have to run again this November.

Courtesy of the candidates

Two Democrats entered the race on Monday to succeed Republican Sean Duffy in Congress.

Tricia Zunker is the president of the Wausau School Board and a justice on the Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court.

She’s trying to become the first Native American elected to Congress from Wisconsin.

Businessman and Vietnam War veteran Lawrence Dale also will run as a Democrat.

Dale unsuccessfully challenged Duffy in 2014 as a Green Party candidate, then failed to win a Democratic primary for State Assembly in 2016.