Partisan primaries — including one that should decide who will be Kenoha County Sheriff for the next four years and another that likely will settle the 21st State Senate seat — will take place today.
Only Republicans filed papers to be on the ballot for county sheriff. Therefore, whoever wins Tuesday between incumbent David Beth and challenger David Zoerner should become sheriff, unless an extremely long shot write-in candidacy succeeded in November.
The situation in the 21st Senate District is not quite as certain, but almost. The redrawn 21st District now includes most of the more rural areas of Kenosha and Racine counties, strong Republican areas. Two candidates — former state Sen. Van Wanggaard and Jonathan Steitz of Pleasant Prairie — will vie for the nomination. The Republican that wins will be a very heavy favorite to prevail in November versus the sole Democratic candidate, Randy Bryce.
Local voters also will be able to vote in primaries for the First Congressional District seat and in statewide elections.
Voters can only vote for candidates from one party in Wisconsin partisan primaries.