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Primary election takes place Tuesday across state


It's primary election day in Wisconsin - and voters will narrow the fields for a host of local-and-regional positions.

Mayors in two of Milwaukee's larger suburbs will have their jobs on the line. Four challengers are running against Waukesha's first-term Mayor Larry Nelson - and one is a former Journal Sentinel reporter.


In Brookfield, two-term incumbent Jeff Speaker has three opponents - including one who quit the Elmbrook School Board to run for mayor.

There's also a three-way primary for the state's Fourth District Court of Appeals, which hears cases in 24 southern-and-central Wisconsin counties. Incumbent Charles Dykman is stepping down, and three people hope to replace him - Dane County District Attorney Brian Blanchard, La Crosse County Circuit Judge Ramona Gonzalez, and Richland County Circuit Judge Edward Leineweber.

The top two vote-getters in all of today's primaries will advance to the general election April 6th. The polls are open from seven this morning until eight tonight.

Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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