KENOSHA, WI (WLIP & AP)–David Zoerner will be the new sheriff in Kenosha County.
He defeated Democrat James Simmons with 56% of the vote to Simmons’ 43%.
In the race for Samantha Kerkman’s former Assembly seat, Kenosha County Supervisor Amanda Nedweski topped Democrat Max Winkels.
Democrats Tip McGuire and Tod Ohnstad won reelection, striking a severe blow for the GOP’s hopes of a veto proof majority in Madison.
Also locally, Rebecca Matoska-Mentink gets another term for Clerk of Circuit Court.
She defeated Zach Rodriguez by almost 4,000 votes. More than 66,000 ballots were cast in the election according to the County Clerk’s office.
Unofficial returns showed Assembly Speaker Robin Vos fended off write-in challenges including one from Republican rival Adam Steen.
Bryan Steil wins reelection to the U.S. House in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District.
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In statewide races…Gov. Tony Evers has defeated Republican Tim Michels to remain in office for another term. Michels conceded after his vote total lagged behind that of fellow Republican on the ballot-Sen. Ron Johnson.
Sen. Ron Johnson holds a narrow lead as he seeks to win a third term against Mandela Barnes.
Johnson stopped short of declaring victory early this morning, telling his supporters he was confident there was no way for Barnes to win the race.
Barnes campaign spokeswoman, Maddy McDaniel, didn’t concede and said they were committed to make sure every vote is counted.