Key Contests for April 3rd Voters

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Key Contests for April 3rd Voters

The April 3rd ballot features a number of important races for Wisconsin voters. In the highest-profile contest, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet faces Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Michael Screnock for the first open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court in more than a decade. The winner will serve a 10-year term.

Voters statewide will also decide whether to amend the state constitution to abolish the office of state treasurer. If approved, Wisconsin would join five other states that have either eliminated or consolidated the office.

Additionally, there are scores of other races that may impact local decision-making and voters’ daily lives.

Supervisors in all 72 counties are up for election this spring, but many seats are uncontested. Among larger counties, there are contested races for roughly one-fifth of the seats, including seven of Milwaukee County’s 18 seats; seven of 26 seats in Brown County; six of 21 in Racine County; nine of 23 in Kenosha County; and 8 of 36 in Outagamie. At the other end of the spectrum, in Winnebago County, only two of 36 seats are contested, while three have no candidate.

Additionally, voters will choose county executives in Manitowoc and Portage counties. Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser is running unopposed. Also on the ballot are city, town, village, and school board seats, although many are uncontested.

This information is a service of the Wisconsin Policy Forum, the state’s leading resource for nonpartisan state and local government research and civic education.