MADISON – With only one statewide race on the ballot – the nonpartisan race for State Superintendent, Wisconsin’s Spring Primary had, as expected, very low voter turnout. Other races included some school board races, and municipal branch judge.
“What drives voter participation is what contest, what candidates are on the ballot,” Neil Albrecht, Milwaukee county Election Comission director told Fox6 News.
Turnout was expected to be between five and eight percent.
The incumbent, State Superintendent Tony Evers will face Lowell Holtz in the April 4 general election. Evers commanded 69 percent of the votes.
He told Madison.com, that Tuesday’s election was “a reflection of the work that we’ve done over the last eight years.”
“And more importantly, I really tried in this election, thus far and I’m going to continue, to focus on the 860,000 public school kids and their needs and try to avoid the issue of this policy and that policy and focus on kids,” Evers said.
Two other area races that got a lot of attention – were for Milwaukee Municipal Judge – Branch 1.
The incumbent, Judge Valarie A. Hill, a black woman, faced three challengers. William Crowley, Kail Decker and Brian J. Michel. Hill will face Crowley in the general election.
Progressive newcomer, Tomika S Vukovic, garnered 60 percent of the vote for Glendale Common Council – District 1. She faced incumbent Robert Whitaker who only received 26 percent of the vote. The third place challenger was Monica L. Parkes.
Get full election results here.