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Judicial field narrows in Manitowoc, Polk, Trempealeau counties

The playing field has narrowed in contested races for circuit court judge in Manitowoc, Polk and Trempealeau counties.

In Manitowoc County, a prosecutor and register in probate will face off in the election on April 4. There were three candidates vying for the seat in Tuesday’s primary.

Manitowoc Assistant District Attorney Bob Dewane took 2,148 votes, according to preliminary election results. Manitowoc Register in Probate Patricia Koppa garnered 1,761 votes.

Donald Chewning, a social security disability and insurance attorney, took 492 votes.

In Polk County, the race for a seat on Branch 1 of the circuit court also narrowed to two candidates. Daniel Tolan, an assistant district attorney for Polk County whom Walker appointed to the seat in January, and Polk County Corporate Counsel Malia Malone will face off for the seat in April’s election.

Tolan took 1,604 votes, and Malone had 930 votes.

Both edged out David Danielson, a St. Croix Falls municipal judge. He received 764 votes.

In Trempealeau County, a corporation counsel attorney will face off against a lawyer from Osseo.

Rian Radtke took 1,142 votes, while Rick Schaumberg had 1,087 votes. Both edged out Walker’s appointment to the seat, Charles Feltes, who got 910 votes.

About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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