By Press Times Staff
BROWN COUNTY – Unofficial results from the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election are in, and there will be some new faces representing the area in Madison.
In the 30th Senate District, which includes portions of Brown, Oconto and Marinette counties, Republican Eric Wimberger defeated Democrat Jonathon Hansen, 47,945 votes to 39,711, or 54.7 percent to 45.3 percent.
Hansen, a De Pere alderman, is the nephew of the Democrat incumbent, Dave Hansen, who decided not to seek another four-year term after 20 years in office. Dave Hansen narrowly defeated Wimberger, a Green Bay attorney, in 2016.
In the 90th Assembly District, which includes much of the City of Green Bay, Democrat Kristina Shelton easily defeated Republican challenger Drew Kirsteatter, 12,756 votes to 8,429, or 60.1 percent to 39.7 percent.
Shelton, a Green Bay school board member who earned her first two-year term to the Assembly, advanced to the general election after winning the August Democratic primary against the one-term incumbent, Staush Gruszynski.
In the 4th Assembly District, which includes the Village of Ashwaubenon, most of the Village of Allouez, and portions of the Village of Howard and cities of Green Bay and De Pere, Republican incumbent David Steffen won his fourth two-year term in office after defeating Democratic challenger Kathy Hinkfuss, 17,811 votes to 15,804, or 53 percent to 47 percent.
In the 88th Assembly District, which includes the Village of Bellevue, Town of Glenmore and portions of the cities of Green Bay and De Pere, Town of Ledgeview and and Village of Allouez, Republican incumbent John Macco also won a fourth two-year term by defeating Democratic challenger Kristin Lyerly, 17,211 votes to 15,673, or 52.3 percent to 47.6 percent.
In the 89th Assembly District, which includes portions of Brown, Oconto and Marinette counties, Republican incumbent John Nygren earned an eighth two-year term in office by easily outpolling Democratic challenger Karl Jaeger, 22,823 votes to 10,374, or 68.8 percent to 31.2 percent.
In the 1st Assembly District, which includes portions of Brown and Manitowoc counties and all of Door and Kewaunee counties, Republican incumbent Joel Kitchens won his fourth two-year term by defeating Democratic challenger Kim Delorit Jensen, 23,441 votes to 14,463, or 61.8 percent to 38.2 percent.
In the 2nd Assembly District, which includes portions of Brown and Manitowoc counties, Republican Shae Sortwell was re-elected to a second two-year term after easily defeating Democratic challenger Mark Kiley 22,144 votes to 12,907, or 63.2 percent to 36.8 percent.
Locally, a majority of Brown County voters voted “Yes” on an advisory referendum to have “the Wisconsin Legislature create a nonpartisan procedure for the preparation of legislative and congressional district plans and maps,” 94,070 to 36,732, or 71.9 percent to 28.1 percent.
Most Brown County voters said “No” on an advisory referendum question to change state statutes to give county boards a way to approve or overturn actions taken by county health officers which impose countywide restrictions on citizens and/or businesses, or require countywide closure of businesses, 72,473 to 61,013, or 54.3 percent to 45.7 percent.
In Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District, Republican Incumbent Mike Gallagher won his third two-year term to represent the northeast part of the state in Washington, D.C., after defeating the Democratic challenger, State Rep. Amanda Stuck of Appleton, 267,862 to 150,824. Brown County voted in favor of Gallagher 87,040 to 55,344.
In the race for White House, Brown County also backed President Donald Trump, a Republican, over Democratic challenger Joe Biden, 75,865 to 65,509.
However, results were currently too close to call for Wisconsin as of 8 a.m. Wednesday.
The race nationally had also yet to be decided as of press time with vote totals from some other states expected later in the week to determine who will be the president for the next four years.