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Primary election takes place Tuesday across state

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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.

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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.

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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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