Keith Steckbauer and Vicki Taggatz Clussman will face off in the April 1 general election for Waupaca County Circuit Court Branch 2 judge.
Steckbauer garnered 839 votes and Clussman received 698 votes in Tuesday’s primary, according to tallies provided by County Clerk Mary Robbins.
Two candidates – Edmund Jelinski and Brenda Freeman – were eliminated from the judicial race. Jelinski received 628 votes and Freeman netted 598 votes.
Gov. Scott Walker appointed Steckbauer to fill the vacancy created by Judge John Hoffmann who retired in November 2013.
Steckbauer is a Dale attorney who recently moved to New London. Clussman is an assistant district attorney for Waupaca County.
In other local races, Laurie Shaw and John Lee won the primary for municipal judge in New London and Weyauwega. Shaw received 275 votes to Lee’s 108. Bradley Graham received 37 votes.
Kurt Duxbury and Reuben Larsen will advance to the general election for a seat on the Weyauwega-Fremont School Board. Duxbury received 329 votes, Larsen received 107, and David Veeser lost with 76 votes.
In the primary race for the Ward 2 seat on the Weyauwega Common Council, Jack Spierings garnered 34, while Shani Appleby pulled 27 votes. Don Morgan received only 18 votes and will not be on the general election ballot.