The two main races on next Tuesday’s 2016 state primary election ballot in Pierce County features a Republican Party primary for county Treasurer and a Democrat Party primaries for the Third Congressional District, which covers western and central Wisconsin, and for the U.S. Senate.
Squaring off to become the next Pierce County Treasurer (as there is no other parties running candidates for the office) is either 53 year-old Michelle Burg of Plum City, who is the fulltime Clerk/Treasurer of the Village of Plum City, and Kathy Fuchs, 49, of Hager City, who is an accountant with the firm of Burns, Enstad and Youngquist of Hastings, Minn. and the treasurer of Trenton Township.
This is the only primary for county office in this year’s election. Pierce County Clerk Jamie Feuerhelm, Register of Deeds Julie K. Hines and District Attorney Sean Froelich, are all unopposed in both the primary on the Democrat ballot and for the November election.
Also unopposed for re-election in both the August primary and fall election is State Assemblyman Warren Petryk (R-Eleva).
See more on this story in this week's print edition of the Prescott Journal, on newsstands and in town today.