(Beaver Dam) There will be no movement in the political makeup of Wisconsin’s representation in Congress. All of the state’s incumbent House members appear to have won their races last night, with Congressman Ron Kind fending off a surprisingly close victory over former Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden. Tom Tiffany has confirmed his place in the Seventh Congressional District after being placed there in a special election earlier this year.
In the Fifth Congressional District, where the incumbent – longtime Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner – is retiring, the district is staying under GOP control with State Senator Scott Fitzgerald securing the seat after defeating Democrat Tom Palzewicz.
The Sixth Congressional District, incumbent Republican Glenn Grothman withstood a challenge from former state senator, Jessica King.
In the State Assembly, District 39 Republican incumbent Mark Born defeating Democrat Izzy Hassey Nevarez.
In the 37th District, incumbent Republican John Jagler overcoming both Democrat Abigail Lowery and Independent candidate Stephen Ratzlaff Jr.
In District 42, Republican Jon Plumer retained his seat after defeating Democrat Melisa Arndt
In District 53, Republican incumbent Michael Schraa beat Independent candidate Joseph Connelly.
In State Senate District 14 Republican incumbent Joan Ballweg securing another term after besting Democrat Joni Anderson.
There were two other referenda on Dodge County area ballots and both were approved.
In the Town of Clyman, the positions of Town Clerk and Town Treasurer will be appointed by the Town Board.
In the Town of Shields, basically the same question except the clerk-treasurer is a combined position and will also now be appointed by the board.