Waupaca County voters elected Vicki Taggatz Clussman Tuesday to be Branch 2 circuit court judge.
Clussman defeated Keith Steckbauer by a vote of 3,687 to 2,713, according to unofficial results released by County Clerk Mary Robbins Will.
Clussman has been the county’s assistant district attorney for 27 years.
Gov. Scott Walker appointed Steckbauer a month prior to the February primary race 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.
Tallies from the county clerk showed that Clussman won handily in the Waupaca area.
In Dayton, she garnered 328 votes to Steckbauer’s 114. In Farmington, Clussman won by a vote of 400-179.
Clussman earned a total of 518 votes in the city of Waupaca, while Steckbauer picked up only 166.
Clussman also won by 163-85 votes in the city of Weyauwega and by a narrow 437-433 in Clintonville.
Steckbauer obtained the most votes in the eastern part of the county.
In New London, where Steckbauer has served on the boards of the school district and the hospital, he garnered 304-221. In Mukwa, he gained 221 votes to Clussman’s 155.
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In Waupaca County District 9, which covers parts of Farmington, Scandinavia and St. Lawrence, Farmington Town Chairman Dale Trinrud won against incumbent county supervisor Donald Peterson by a vote of 172-130.
In District 19, which includes the city of Weyauwega, challenger John Speirings defeated incumbent Don Morgan by 160-95 votes.
In District 26, which covers part of the town of Mukwa and all of the town of Lebanon, Wayne Wilfuer won over Frank Klegin by a vote of 182-106.
County Supervisor Gary Barrington, who represents Manawa and part of Little Wolf in District 27, garnered 136 votes while his challenger Dana Stephens received 43 votes.