Wow — what an Election Day in South Milwaukee!
Here are the local results. Some highlights …
- Let’s start with the huge turnout, more than 85% of registered voters, as 9,343 ballots were cast on Tuesday. Terrific!
- The South Milwaukee School District referendum easily passed, 55.6% to 40.8%.
- In the Assembly race, Democratic challenger Gabriel Gomez beat incumbent Republican Rep. Jessie Rodriguez in South Milwaukee by 15 votes: 4,553 to 4,538.
- Incumbent Democratic State Sen. Chris Larson beat Republican challenger Red Arnold, 53.7% to 41.9%.
- In statewide races, Democrats swept in South Milwaukee: Tony Evers for governor (49.3% to 47.1% for incumbent Scott Walker); Josh Kaul for attorney general (48.6% to 46.6% for incumbent Brad Schimel); Doug LaFollette for secretary of state; and Sarah Godlewski for treasurer.
- Rep. Gwen Moore beat Republican challenger Tim Rogers, 49.4% to 43.6%.
- Sen. Tammy Baldwin easily beat challenger Leah Vukmir (55.6% to 42.7%).
Also, South Milwaukee voters overwhelmingly backed the Milwaukee County marijuana legalization referendum, 63.3% to 34.8%.
Thanks to everyone who voted today. We consistently outperform on turnout, and I love that. And thanks to the clerk’s office and all of our pollworkers for their work today.