School Board Member Wins State Senate Special Election

From Wisconsin Public Radio:

Democrats pulled off a political upset in the election for Wisconsin’s 10th state Senate seat Tuesday, capturing a district that Republicans have held since 2001 and that President Donald Trump won handily just 14 months ago.

Results reported Tuesday night by county clerks showed Democrat Patty Schachtner, of Somerset, defeating Republican Rep. Adam Jarchow, of Balsam Lake by a 55-44 percent margin.

Shortly after the numbers came out, Jarchow took to social media to concede the race.

“I just called Patty Schachtner and congratulated her on her victory tonight,” said Jarchow. “I look forward to working with her as our new state Senator. Thank you to all who worked so hard for our campaign.”

Schachtner is the first Democrat to hold the 10th Senate seat since 2000.

Schachtner is also a school board member from the School District of Somerset.