Primary results for area racesIt was a tight race in the Democratic primary for the St. Croix County Register of Deeds position. Assembly primaries were decided in lopsided fashion, however.
It was a tight race in the Democratic primary for the St. Croix County Register of Deeds position.
Beth Pabst won out in the end over Geri Campbell, 1,544 to 1,423 votes. The primary essentially determined the eventual winner of the seat in November. There is no Republican candidate in the race.
The races for the area's Assembly districts are now set following Tuesday's primary election.
Rep. Kitty Rhoades easily fended off a challenger in the District 30 Republican primary Tuesday. She won with 87 percent of the vote; Bob Hughes received 376 votes to her 2,428.
Rhoades, of Hudson, who serves on the Wisconsin Legislature's powerful Joint Finance Committee, will face Democrat Sarah Bruch in the general election. Amy Rapoport of River Falls is on the ballot as a Libertarian.
The 30th District includes Clifton, Diamond Bluff, Ellsworth, Oak Grove, Prescott, Trenton and Trimbelle in Pierce County and a portion of St. Croix County.
In the 29th Assembly District Democratic primary race Chris Buckel of Hammond won and will face off against incumbent John Murtha, R-Baldwin and Libertarian candidate Craig Mohn of Woodville. Buckel handily defeated fellow Democrat L. John Peters, 1,258 to 345 votes.