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Dane County Treasurer candidates

Richard Brown Sr., incumbent Adam Gallagher and Patrick Miles

Incumbent Dane County treasurer Adam Gallagher won the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the fall primary.

Gallagher, who has been in the position since 2013, has all but secured a second four-year term, as no candidate in any other party filed papers in the race, leaving Gallagher unopposed on the Nov. 8 general election. He won the race with 44.3 percent of the vote.

“I’m looking forward to building upon what we’ve already been working on with reducing delinquencies and helping individuals connect to the resources so they can get the services they need,” Gallagher said.

He was challenged by Richard V. Brown Sr. and Patrick Miles who, like Gallagher, have financial backgrounds and experience winning public races. Miles garnered 39.2 percent of the vote compared to Brown's 16 percent.

Gallagher previously worked for the city of Madison in clerk positions and has experience in the state Senate as a legislative aide.

Miles, 38, is currently a Dane County Board supervisor representing the 34th District. He is also a self-employed business systems analyst where he works on developing and maintaining financing systems, largely for the public sector.

A former board supervisor and U.S. Army veteran, 58-year-old Brown Sr. works as the county's systems accountant, while previously working as an accountant for the state Department of Public Instruction.

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Logan Wroge has been a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal since 2015.