Wisconsin’s 1st Senate District will be in Democrat hands for just seven months.
The state Senate seat that includes Kewaunee County had been represented by Republicans for more than 40 years when Caleb Frostman defeated Andre Jacque, R-De Pere, in a special election June 12 to fill the unexpired term of former Sen. Frank Lasee.
But Jacque won the rematch Tuesday with a full four-year term at stake this time. The unofficial final tally was Jacque 47,286, Frostman 39,414, a margin of about 54.5 to 45.5 percent.
State Rep. Joel Kitchens, R-Sturgeon Bay, won election to a third two-year term in the state Assembly. He defeated independent Roberta Thelen of Baileys Harbor by 20,458 to 9,510, or 68.3 to 31.7 percent.
County-by-county tallies of the Senate and Assembly races are below.
Kewaunee County was a “red” county, voting comfortable margins in favor of every Republican on the ballot, including ones who did not prevail statewide.
Tony Evers was declared the winner as the final votes were being tallied, but incumbent Gov. Scott Walker won 61 percent of the Kewaunee County vote, 5,792 to 3,569 for Evers. Similarly, Leah Vukmir won the county vote by nearly 1,000 – 5,158 to 4,287 – but incumbent U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin was re-elected.
1st Senate District
Kewaunee – Andre Jacque 5,318, Caleb Frostman 4,067
Door – Frostman 9,336, Jacque 7,481
Brown – Jacque 13,207, Frostman 9,025
Manitowoc – Jacque 6,117, Frostman 4,200
Calumet – Jacque 9,537, Frostman 7,617
Outagamie – Jacque 5,626, Frostman 5,169
1st Assembly District
Kewaunee – Joel Kitchens 6,721, Roberta Thelen 2,420
Door – Kitchens 10,595, Thelen 5,791
Brown – Kitchens 3,142, Thelen 1,299