High-stakes races and a county first on ballot

Nov. 8 election features high-profile state, national contests and will usher in Ozaukee’s first female sheriff
Ozaukee Press staff

Amid high stakes statewide races for governor and U.S. Senate, which are drawing record amounts of money from across the country, Ozaukee County voters will elect their first woman sheriff when votes are counted on Tuesday, Nov. 8

Ozaukee County Undersheriff Christy Knowles is unopposed in her bid to succeed Sheriff Jim Johnson, who is retiring after 32 years with the department, including eight years as sheriff.

Knowles has been with the department for 22 years, the last three as undersheriff.

Spending is reaching new highs in the races for governor, in which Republican Tim Michels is challenging Democratic incumbent Tony Evers, and the U.S. Senate race, in which Democrat Mandela Barnes is challenging Republican incumbent Ron Johnson, filling the airwaves and mailboxes with advertising.

Locally, incumbent Republican Rob Brooks is opposed by Democratic attorney Dan Larsen in the race for the 60th State Assembly District.

Brooks, who was first elected in 2014 to the seat, was unopposed  by a Democrat in 2020 and won the Republican primary with 76% of the vote.

The 60th District represents Cedarburg, Port Washington, Saukville, Belgium, Fredonia, Newburg and the Towns of Jackson, Trenton and Farmington in Ozaukee and Washington counties.

Republican Glenn Grothman is unopposed in his bid for re-election to Sixth Congressional District.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Voters also can vote in person during business hours at their respective polling places prior to Tuesday.

Absentee ballots must be requested by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, and received by a municipal clerk by 8 p.m. on Tuesday.



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