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Posted on: August 12, 2020

County Commissioners Races Set After Tuesday's Primary Election

The field of candidates for two of the open Wright County commissioner seats was reduced down to two in Tuesday’s primary, setting the stage for the November general election.

In the District 4 primary, Mary Wetter led the three candidates for the seat with 819 votes (46.96 percent). Incumbent Mike Potter finished second with 541 votes (31.02 percent). Challenger Scott Yelle finished third with 384 votes (22.02). Wetter and Potter move on the November ballot.

Four candidates competed in the open District 5 seat vacated by Commissioner Charlie Borrell, who announced last year that he wouldn’t seek another term. Mike Kaczmarek led all candidates with 1,551 votes (45.91 percent), followed by Dan Bravinder with 924 votes (27.35 percent). Jason Franzen finished third with 644 votes (19.06 percent) and Dan Vick finished fourth with 259 votes (7.67 percent). Kaczmarek and Bravinder will move on to the November election.

The District 2 commissioner spot wasn’t subjected to a primary because there were just two candidates who filed – incumbent Darek Vetsch and challenger Tom Perrault.

Tuesday’s vote will result in a pair of commissioner election rematches. In 2016, Potter defeated Wetter to earn his second term on the county board, while Vetsch defeated Perrault in the same election to win his first term as county commissioner.

While the votes from the polls have all been counted, the final numbers may change slightly because ballots mailed in on or before Tuesday will be counted if received by Thursday. The county election canvassing board with review and certify the vote counts on Friday.

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