Two incumbent democrats knocked out of office by narrow margins

By: WEAU 13 News Email
By: WEAU 13 News Email

In the 93rd District, Republican challenger Warren Petryk has the win against Incumbent Democrat Jeff Smith by 71 votes. This is Petryk's first time elected to office.

“Even though it was a close race, I promise that I'll listen really closely to everybody on both sides of the issue and really try to represent the way they deserve to be represented as I go forth, but I'm really anxious to get to work,” Petryk said.

“I hope that the future leadership that's coming up in this next session looks at the things that we did over the last two years and says wow these are good things that happened, these are going to grow business in the state of Wisconsin, and we're going to keep them moving in the right direction," Smith said.

In District 68, Kathy Bernier had a close win over Incumbent Democrat Kristen Dexter by 87 out of 21,429 votes.

Dexter stopped short of committing to requesting a recount, but admitted the margin of Bernier's victory would be tough to overcome in a recount. Bernier says she's confident in her win.

"I think that was clear to the citizens that they weren't top priority, that it was the governor's budget bill and what he wanted that was top priority and I think that resonated tonight," Bernier said.

"You have poured your hearts and souls into helping us be a great force in this area and we have been a great force in this area the last two years that I hope the next legislature will be able to build on," Dexter said.

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