(Madison) A field of eight Republican candidates was narrowed to one Tuesday in a partisan primary for a special election in Assembly District 37. William Penterman holds a 16 vote lead at 758 votes over the next closest candidate Jennifer Meinhardt at 742. Results are unofficial until formally canvassed. The vacancy was created when John Jagler won his own special election in April to the State Senate. If these numbers are made official, Penterman will go on to face Democrat Pete Adams and Independent candidate Stephen Ratzlaff Jr on July 13. The 37th Assembly District stretches across four counties and consists of the Dodge County Townships of Elba, Emmet, and Lebanon and includes the villages of Lowell and Reeseville and cities including Columbus and Watertown.