On Tuesday night, state Representative Chris Kapenga defeated Sherryll Shaddock in a special election for the 33rd Senate District.
Receiving 7,143 votes, Kapenga took 72% of the vote in the heavily Republican district. Kapenga will replace outgoing Senator Paul Farrow, who had his last day in the Senate on Friday after being elected Waukesha County Executive in April.
Kapenga has represented the 99th Assembly District for the past 4 years and was an advocate for prevailing wage reform.
A special election will now be held to replace Kapenga’s seat in the 99th district. So far, only Republican Dave Westlake has declared he is running. Westlake is a Heartland resident and a small business owner. No election date has been set.