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With the midterm elections coming up, the primary election was held this past Tuesday, August 9th to narrow down the candidates for the Fall General Election coming up on Tuesday, November 7th. Several primaries were needed for races closer to home including U.S House District 3, State Senate District 23, and State Assembly Districts 68 and 92 along with Eau Claire County Sheriff. Voter Turnout for Eau Claire County was about 23.9% of eligible voters, with the state voter turnout around 26% which is the highest since 1982. Below are the results of the U.S. House, State Legislature, and Local Primaries. Uncontested races are not included. * Indicates incumbents.

Democratic U.S. House District 3

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Brad Pfaff23,99339.0
Rebecca Cooke19,18231.1
Deb McGrath11,76419.1
Mark Neumann6,65810.8

Republican District 23 State Senate

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Jesse James10,40149.9
Brian Westrate7,80937.4
Sandra Scholz2,65112.7

Republican District 68 State Assembly

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Karen Hurd3,55757.2
Chris Connell1,45123.3
Hillarie Roth1,20619.4

Republican District 92 State Assembly

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Treig Pronschinske*5,61377.6
Ryan Owens1,61822.4

Democratic Eau Claire County Sheriff

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Dave Riewestahl5,54954.58
Kevin Otto4,58945.14

More Information
Election 2022: Guide to the Fall Partisan Election (Eau Claire Chamber)

Posted by Danya Morman, Governmental Affairs Intern

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