This was not your typical February primary … and that’s why voter turnout was a solid 20.8 percent in South Milwaukee on Tuesday.
In all, 2,279 of 13,378 registered voters came out to the polls, according to figures from the city clerk’s office on Tuesday night.
From the report:
- Not surprisingly, Republicans polled strongly in South Milwaukee. Jeff Stone, the conservative candidate for Milwaukee County executive, drew 1,321 votes, or 48.2 percent, almost twice as many as Chris Abele (716) and Jim Sullivan (639). Now, if you assume that Abele and Sullivan voters will unite behind Abele (who will join Stone on the general election ballot), things might be interesting in April …
- Lee Holloway received just 49 votes, or just 1.7 percent, for county executive.
- Conservative Supreme Court Justice David Prosser also did well here, with 1,543 votes, or 59.4 percent, compared with 607, or 23.4 percent, for second-place finisher Joanne Kloppenburg. Both will advance to the general election in April.
- The Milwaukee County Circuit Court race was much tighter, not surprisingly, with Ray Korte edging Christopher Lipscomb and Pedro Colon. Korte did not fare as well across the area, and Colon will face Lipscomb in the April general election.
- The 4th District proved a little less conservative than the city as a whole. Stone drew 45.3 percent (327) of the 721 votes cast in the district in the county executive primary, while Prosser drew 57.5 percent (389) of the 676 votes cast for judge.
The general election is April 5, when you’ll see local aldermanic and school board races on the ballot.
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