State Rep. Andre Jacque won just under 52 percent of the vote Tuesday to win the Republican nomination in the special 1st Senate District election.
Jacque earned 4,369 votes (51.9 percent) to 4,039 (48.1 percent) for political newcomer Alex Renard. He goes on to face Caleb Frostman, who was unopposed in the Democratic primary, in an election June 12 that will decide who will fill the last seven months of former state Sen. Frank Lasee’s unexpired term.
Renard won four of the six counties in the district but could not overcome Jacque’s strong showing in Brown and Manitowoc counties, where he has represented the 2nd Assembly District since 2011.
The county-by-county breakdown:
Door: Renard 1,090, Jacque 791
Kewaunee: Renard 702, Jacque 468
Brown: Jacque 1,305, Renard 812
Manitowoc: Jacque 1,072, Renard 382
Outagamie: Renard 417, Jacque 284
Calumet: Renard 636, Jacque 449
CORRECTION: The special election is June 12. The original version of this story and headline had the wrong date.