By LeAnn R. Ralph
COLFAX — Tom Larson (R-Colfax) has won a second term in the November 6 election as representative for the state’s 67th Assembly District.
Larson faced Democratic challenger Deb Bieging, a pediatrician from Chippewa Falls.
According to the unofficial election results posted on the Internet on November 7, Larson gathered 14,321 votes (53 percent), while Bieging collected 12,619 votes (46 percent).
A total of 1,702 votes separated the two candidates.
The 67th Assembly District includes the part of the Village of New Auburn located in Barron County, all of Chippewa County, and in Dunn County, the Towns of Colfax, Elk Mound, Grant, Hay River, Otter Creek, Red Cedar, Sand Creek, Sheridan, Sherman, Spring Brook, Tainter, and Wilson; the Villages of Colfax, Elk Mound, Ridgeland, and Wheeler.
According to unofficial election results posted on Dunn County’s website on November 7, there were 66 outstanding absentee ballots that had not been included in Dunn County’s total.
In the Town of Colfax, Larson received 359 votes to Bieging’s 226.
In the Town of Elk Mound, Larson received 531 votes to 318 for Bieging.
In the Town of Grant, Larson accumulated 153 votes to 86 for Bieging.
In the Town of Otter Creek, Larson gathered 135 votes, while Bieging collected 121.
In the Town of Sand Creek, Larson received 172 votes, and Bieging gathered 112.
In the Town of Sheridan, Larson pulled in 127 votes, while Bieging received 107.
In the Town of Sherman, Larson got 299 votes, and Bieging collected 184.
In the Town of Spring Brook, Larson got 497 to Bieging’s 353.
In the Town of Tainter, Larson received 730 votes, and Bieging earned 657.
In the Village of Colfax, Larson gathered 265 votes, while Bieging pulled in 251.
In the Village of Elk Mound, Bieging received 183 votes, while Larson collected 179.
In the Village of Ridgeland, Bieging gathered 60 votes, while Larson received 36.
In the Village of Wheeler, Bieging collected 79 votes, while Larson got 53.
Former Republican Governor Tommy Thompson lost the election for United States Senate to Democratic challenger Tammy Baldwin.
Baldwin received 1,533,868 votes (51 percent) to Thompson’s 1,370,664 (46 percent).
A total of 163,204 votes separated the two candidates.
In Dunn County, Thompson gathered 10,025 votes to Baldwin’s 10,658.
Baldwin prevailed in the Towns of Dunn, Hay River, Lucas, Menomonie, Otter Creek, Sheridan, Tainter and Wilson.
Baldwin also won in the Villages of Boyceville, Colfax, Downing, Elk Mound, Ridgeland and Wheeler — and in the City of Menomonie.
Thompson won in the Towns of Colfax, Eau Galle, Elk Mound, Grant, New Haven, Peru, Red Cedar, Rock Creek, Sand Creek, Sherman, Spring Brook, Stanton, Tiffany, Weston, and in the Village of Knapp.
Democratic incumbent Ron Kind was elected to his eighth term in the United States House as representative for District 3.
Kind faced Republican challenger Ray Boland.
Kind earned 217,335 votes (64 percent) to Boland’s 121,636 (35 percent).
A total of 95,699 votes separated the two candidates.
Kind gathered 12,658 votes in Dunn County compared to Boland’s 7,897 votes.
Kind won in Dunn County in all townships, in all but one village, and in the City of Menomonie.
Boland won the Village of Knapp, with 117 votes to Kind’s 99 votes.
Democratic incumbent Barack Obama won a second term as president of the United States with 59.73 million votes (50 percent) to Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s 57.09 million votes (48 percent).
In Dunn County, President Obama and his vice presidential running mate, Joe Biden, received 11,303 votes, compared to 10,210 for Romney and his vice presidential running mate, Paul Ryan of Janesville.
Obama/Biden won in the Towns of Dunn, Hay River, Menomonie, Otter Creek, Peru, Tainter and Wilson, in the Villages of Boyceville, Colfax, Elk Mound, Ridgeland, Wheeler and in the City of Menomonie.
Romney/Ryan won in the Towns of Colfax, Eau Galle, Elk Mound, Grant, Lucas, New Haven, Red Cedar, Rock Creek (where it was actually a tie, 256/256 with Obama/Biden), Sand Creek, Sheridan, Sherman, Spring Brook, Stanton, Tiffany, and Weston, and in the Village of Knapp.
|Presidential Results – DUNN COUNTY|
|Barack Obama||Mitt Romney|
|Town of Colfax Wards 1, 2, 3||287||311|
|Town of Elk Mound Wards 1, 2, 3||360||506|
|Town of Grant Wards 1, 2||109||127|
|Town of Otter Creek||135||124|
|Town of Tainter Wards 1, 2 ,3||716||677|
|Village of Colfax Wards 1, 2||289||221|
|Village of Elk Mound||201||162|
|U.S. SENATOR RESULTS – DUNN COUNTY|
|Town of Colfax Wards 1, 2, 3||274||307|
|Town of Elk Mound Wards 1, 2, 3 ||347 ||493 |
|Town of Grant Wards 1, 2 ||103 ||129 |
|Town of Otter Creek ||130 ||114 |
|Town of Tainter Wards 1, 2, 3 ||705 ||660 |
|Village of Colfax Wards 1, 2 ||270 ||221 |
|Village of Elk Mound ||190 ||162 |
|Total ||10658 ||10025 |