While Green Lake County is only one of several counties within the 6th Congressional District, voters who voted for Democrats on Tuesday in the partisan primary overwhelmingly voted for Jessica King. King, a former Wisconsin State Senator earned 609 votes to lead Matt Boor (143) and Michael Beardsely (133).
According to information posted on the Green Lake County website, only 26.82 percent of the county’s eligible voters participated in the Tuesday election.
In all, 4002 votes were recorded Tuesday, with the City of Berlin leading the way with 783 voters. The Town of Brooklyn was next with 539 voters. The Town of Princeton was third with 425.
In another closely watched contest, Alex Dallman, a former Glenn Grothman staffer and a first-time candidate, rather easily defeated former Ripon Mayor Gary A. Will in the Green Lake County Republican partisan primary for the 41st State Assembly seat being vacated by Joan Ballweg. Dallman, a former Green Lake County Republican Party Chair, is from Markesan. He now lives in Green Lake. Dallman had 1,595 to Will’s 456. Berlin’s Luke Dretske, still another first-time candidate, actually finished second in Green Lake County with 592 votes.
In the Democratic Party partisan primary for the 41st State Assembly, Ripon’s Nate Zanders, a member of the Ripon School Board, ran unopposed. Zanders tallied 785 votes in Green Lake County.
Another Democratic running unopposed, was Joni Anderson. Anderson, from Adams, hopes to upset a favored Ballweg for the 14th State Senate seat being vacated by Luther Olsen. Anderson pulled in 818 votes in Green Lake County.