Special Election Results

Republicans Jessie Rodriguez (R-Franklin, 21st AD) and Bob Kulp (R-Stratford, 69th AD) won their special election races for the State Assembly on November 19. Meanwhile the winner of the special Republican primary special in District 82, Ken Skowronski (R-Franklin) will prepare to face John Hermes (D-Greendale) in the general special election on December 17.

 
21st Assembly District – General Election Nov. 19
 

 
Elizabeth Coppola, D – South Milwaukee
 
 
Jessie Rodriguez, R – Franklin

 
Cuppola – 44%
Rodriguez – 56%
Precincts Reporting – 100%
 
Jessie Rodriguez was born in El Salvador and moved to the United States with her family in 1984 in the midst of a civil war. She received a B.A. from Marquette in Communications Studies, which she now puts to use as an outreach coordinator for Hispanics for School Choice. Rodriguez is the first Hispanic Republican woman elected to the State Assembly.

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69th Assembly District – General Election Nov. 19
 

 
Kenneth Slezak, D- Neillsville
 
Bob Kulp, R – Stratford
 
Tim Swiggum, I – Owen

 
Slezak – 24%
Kulp – 67.3%
Swiggum – 8.6
Precincts Reporting – 100%
 
Bob Kulp is a business owner from Stratford. He started and owns Kulp’s of Stratford, Marathon Metals LLC, Kulp Energy Solutions LLC, and Kulp Real Properties LLC. He is an ambassador for the Wausau Region Chamber, a member of the Marshfield Rotary, and a former board member of the Stratford Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he serves on the board of the Wausau Area Builders Association as Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee. He has been married to his wife Laura for 28 years, and they have 7 children and 3 grandchildren.

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82nd Assembly District – Primary Nov. 19, General Election Dec. 17
 

 
Shari Hanneman, R  Franklin
 
Stephanie Mares, R – Greendale
 
Ken Skowronski, R – Franklin

 
Hanneman – 4.98% 
Mares – 38.7%
Skowronski – 49.7%
Precincts Reporting – 100%
 
Ken Skowronski is a small business owner and military veteran. He has been a Franklin Alderman since 2005. He is involved with the Polish Heritage Alliance, volunteers at PolishFest, and is a member of the Franklin Lions, the Franklin Seniors Association, Ducks Unlimited, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the National Rifle Association, the Knights of Columbus, and various professional organizations related to the construction and remodeling industry.

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Skowronski will take on John Hermes in the Dec. 17 general election.

John Hermes, D – Greendale

 

Hermes spent 33 years as a federal air traffic controller at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport. He was elected a Greendale Trustee in 1998, and now serves as the Chief Elected Official in his third term as Village President. Hermes serves the community in a number of additional roles: Commissioner and Executive Council member of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Executive member of the Milwaukee County Intergovernmental Cooperation Council, Vice President of Aerotropolis-Milwaukee Corporation, Chairman of the Root River District of the Boy Scouts of America, and Chairman of both the Greendale Community Development Authority and Planning Commission.

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