Spring Primary brings some interesting results

April 7, 2016

 

8954On Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Wisconsin turned out in record numbers to help narrow down the field of presidential hopefuls in the 2016 primary election. Not only was the turnout a record breaker but the results of the elections were also as record breaking. In the past Wisconsinites have favored the front runners for the two parties. In this case that would have been Donald Trump for the Republican party and Hillary Clinton for the Democratic party. However, for the first time in recent history the majority of Wisconsin votes went to their opponents, Sen. Ted Cruz for the Republican party and Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic party. Both candidates gained a stronger shot at their respected party’s nominations for president and made their opponents work that much hard to secure the reining votes before their conventions this summer. This spring election was not only for narrowing down the presidential field but also finalizing votes in other highly contested local races.
In the race for Milwaukee Mayor, incumbent Tom Barrett beat out Alderman Robert (Bob) Donovan with 70 percent of the vote. Donovan, who was also campaigning to keep his aldermanic district 8 seat narrowly beat out his challenger Justin Bielinski.
The heated County Executive race between incumbent Chris Abele and challenger Chris Larson ended with a win for Abele at 56 percent of the vote.
State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley was elected to a 10-year term Tuesday, overcoming a challenge from Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg and keeping the job Gov. Scott Walker appointed her to last fall.
Other races included:
♦ = Winner
Milwaukee Circuit Court Branch #31
– Hannah Dugan 65% ♦
– Paul Rifelj 35%
Milwaukee Circuit Court Branch #45
– Jean Marie Kies 50%
– Michelle Havas 50%
(Tied Race)
Milwaukee County Supervisor #5
– Marcelia Nicholson 64% ♦
– Michael Glabere 36%
Milwaukee County Supervisor #7
– Michael Mayo Sr. (I) 68% ♦
– Valerie Sauve 32%
Milwaukee County Supervisor #8
– David Saton 56% ♦
– Tony Bloom 44%
Milwaukee County Supervisor #9
– Steve Taylor (I) 60% ♦
– Patti Logsdon 40%

♦ = Winner

Milwaukee County
Supervisor #11
– Dan Sebring 59% ♦
– Patricia Najera 41%
Milwaukee County
Supervisor #14
– Jason Haas (I) 73% ♦
– Franz Meyer 27%
Milwaukee County Supervisor #16
– John Weishan Jr. (I) 56% ♦
– Scott Espeseth 4,608 44%
Milwaukee County
Supervisor #17
– Tony Staskunas (I) 58% ♦
– Tim Johnson 42%
Milwaukee County
Supervisor #18
– Deanna Alexander (I) 55% ♦
– Martha Collins-De La Rosa 45%

Milwaukee Comptroller
– Martin Matson (I) 52% ♦
– Johnny Thomas 48%
Milwaukee Treasurer
– Spencer Coggs (I) 72% ♦
– Rick Kissel 28%
Milwaukee Aldermanic #1
– Ashanti Hamilton (I) 79% ♦
– Vincent Toney 21%
Milwaukee Aldermanic #2
– Chevy Johnson 52% ♦
– Sherman Morton 48%
Milwaukee Aldermanic #3
– Nik Kovac (I) 74% ♦
– Shannan Hayden 26%
Milwaukee Aldermanic #4
– Bob Bauman (I) 58% ♦
– Monique Kelly 42%
Milwaukee Aldermanic #6
– Milele Coggs (I) 66% ♦
– Tory Lowe 34%
Milwaukee Aldermanic #7
– Khalif Rainey 54% ♦
– Michael Bonds 46%
Milwaukee Aldermanic #8
– Robert Donovan (I) 52%♦
– Justin Bielinski 48%
Milwaukee Aldermanic #9
– Chantia Lewis 54% ♦
– Robert Puente (I) 46%
Milwaukee Aldermanic #10
– Michael Murphy (I) 86% ♦
– Richard Geldon 14%
Milwaukee Aldermanic #11
– Mark Borkowski (I) 65% ♦
– Tim Kenney 35%
Milwaukee Aldermanic #12
– Jose Perez (I) 70% ♦
– Angel Sanchez 30%

Milwaukee Aldermanic #13
– Terry Witkowski (I) 53% ♦
– Chris Wiken 47%
Milwaukee Aldermanic #14
– T. Anthony Zielinski (I) 68% ♦
– Meagan Holman 4,173 32%
Milwaukee Aldermanic #15
– Russell Stamper II (I) 77% ♦
– Sean Muhammad 23%