Representative Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) has won the primary for the special election to fill the 33rd Senate seat. The Senate seat, which covers most of Waukesha County, is currently held by Senator Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee), whose last day is July 17th. In November, Sen. Farrow was elected as Waukesha County Executive.
Kapenga beat Brian Dorow who had 4,888 votes, to win the special primary election. A third candidate, Mikaael Langner, only received 168 votes. Kapenga received 5,539 votes on election night.
Kapenga will go up against Democratic candidate Sherryll Shaddock on July 21 and will likely beat the Shaddock in the historically Republican district. Should he be elected, a special election will be held to fill the 99th Assembly seat.