Marshfield primary election: Stimac wins Wood County clerk of courts race; state Senate results

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Marshfield-area voters on Tuesday cast ballots in a handful of Republican primaries for state Senate and Wood County clerk of courts.

The winners of these races will again appear in the Nov. 8 election, where some will face Democratic challengers.

Here are the local primary results:

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23rd State Senate District

Jesse James beat challengers Brian Westrate and Sandra Scholz in the Republican primary for the 23rd State Senate District. Incumbent Kathleen Bernier did not seek reelection.

The 23rd District comprises all of Chippewa County and most of Clark County, eastern Dunn and Eau Claire counties, parts of western Marathon County, parts of northwest Wood and Jackson counties and northeast Trempealeau County.

• Jesse James: 10,401 (49.9%)

• Brian Westrate: 7,809 (37.4%)

• Sandra Scholz: 2,651 (12.7%)

29th State Senate District

Cory Tomczyk topped challengers Brent Jacobson and Jon Kaiser in the Republican primary for Wisconsin's 29th Senate District seat. Tomczyk now will face Democratic candidate Bob Look on the November ballot.

Incumbent Jerry Petrowski announced his retirement in March.

The 29th District includes all of Rusk and Taylor counties and parts of Marathon, Sawyer, Clark and Wood counties.

• Cory Tomczyk: 10,419 (43.2%)

• Brent Jacobson: 9,302 (38.5%)

• Jon Kaiser: 4,417 (18.3%)

Wood County clerk of courts

Kimberly Stimac will serve as the next clerk of courts in Wood County.

The contested Republican primary race for clerk of courts between Stimac and Janel Tepp had no mirror contest among Democrats, as no candidates filed to run for the seat this year.

Stimac's victory sets up an uncontested November election.

Current Clerk of Courts Cindy Joosten did not seek reelection.

• Kimberly Stimac: 4,731 (58.7%)

• Janel Tepp: 3,323 (41.3%)

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Emalyn Muzzy is a reporter covering Central Wisconsin. You can contact her at Emuzzy@gannett.com or follow her on Twitter @EmalynMuzzy.

This article originally appeared on Marshfield News-Herald: Marshfield primary election results: Wood County clerk of courts