Manitowoc election: Here's what to know about Tuesday's Wisconsin primary

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MANITOWOC - While there might not be any county-level races in Tuesday’s primary election, there are plenty of statewide races to turn out for.

Tuesday’s primary will decide who moves on to November’s midterm ballot, which is topped by the race for Wisconsin governor.

Incumbent Tony Evers remains the only Democratic candidate for governor, so there will only be a Republican primary, which includes candidates Kevin Nicholson (who has dropped out, but his name will still be on the ballot), Rebecca Kleefisch, Timothy Ramthun, Adam Fischer and Tim Michels.

There will be both Democratic and Republican primaries for lieutenant governor. The Democratic ballot includes candidates Peng Her and Sara Rodriguez; and the Republican ballot includes candidates Patrick Testin, Will Martin, Kyle Yudes, Roger Roth, David Varnam, Cindy Werner, David King and Jonathan Wichmann.

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State-level primaries

In addition to the race for Wisconsin governor, there are several other races for seats that represent the Manitowoc County area in the state senate, the state assembly and in the national arena.

State Assembly District 2


  • Renee Gasch

  • Mark Kiley

State Assembly District 27


  • Amy Binsfeld

  • Tyler Vorpagel (i)

  • Patrick Johnson

State Senate District 9


  • Jeanette Deschene

  • Ruth Villareal

  • Devin LeMahieu (i)

U.S. Representative District 6


U.S. Senate


  • Ron Johnson (i)

  • David Schroeder


  • Mandela Barnes

  • Alex Lasry (he has dropped out of the race, but his name will be on the ballot)

  • Kou C. Lee

  • Sarah Godlewski (she has dropped out of the race, but her name will be on the ballot)

  • Peter Peckarsky

  • Steven Olikara

  • Tom Nelson (he has dropped out of the race, but his name will be on the ballot)

  • Darrell Williams

State treasurer


  • John Leiber

  • Orlando Owens


  • Aaron Richardson

  • Angelito Tenorio

  • Gillian Battino

Secretary of State


  • Amy Lynn Loudenbeck

  • Jay Schroeder

  • Justin Schmidtka


  • Doug LaFollette

  • Alexia Sabor

Attorney General


  • Eric Toney

  • Karen Mueller

  • Adam Jarchow

County-level races

While none of the county-level races needs a primary, it is important to note that there is one contested race that will appear on the midterm ballot — Manitowoc County Clerk of Circuit Court. Incumbent Lynn Zigmunt is running as a Democrat and challenger April Higgins is running as a Republican.

Sheriff Dan Hartwig is running unopposed for his second term and Coroner Curt Green is running unopposed for his fourth term.

Voting info and polls

Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Voters must be registered and present a photo ID, such as a driver's license. Registration is available at each polling location. To register, people will need to provide proof of residence with a utility bill, bank statement, driver's license, etc.

To find polling locations and more information about what will be on the ballot, visit, or call your local clerk's office.

Contact Alisa Schafer at Follow her on Twitter at @AlisaMSchafer.

This article originally appeared on Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter: Manitowoc election: Wisconsin primary is Aug. 9. Here's what to know.