the north face snow boots Incumbents face April competition in region
Two incumbent county supervisors made it past Tuesday primaries but appear to face tough competition from their challengers that will join them on April 3 ballots.
Retired UW Extension nutrition educator Nancy Coffey won double the votes that incumbent and businessman Mike Conlin got in the primary for the District 10 seat on the Eau Claire County Board.
Coffey had 316 votes, while Conlin received 159. Another challenger, beautician and cosmetologist Kris Verbracken, came in third with 40 votes, eliminating her from the spring election.
District 10 represents a portion of Eau Claire south side and part of the town of Washington.
The incumbent in a Chippewa County Board race also came in second in Tuesday primary.
Challenger David Eisenhuth won 132 votes in the race for the District 11 seat representing the far north side of Eau Claire and the western half of Lake Hallie. Incumbent Florian Skwierczynski won 109 votes. Brad Hudson received 37, eliminating him from the race.
The field of candidates vying for three spots on the Menomonie school board went from seven down to six hopefuls after Tuesday primary.
The three incumbents who made it through the primary, followed by the votes they received, are Penny Burstad, 877, James Swanson, 870, and Urs Haltinner, 594.