STURGEON BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Don’t be surprised if there’s a recount in a northeast Wisconsin Assembly primary.
Only one vote separated two Democrats running for the seat now held by veteran Republican Garey Bies of Sister Bay.
According to the Election Night tallies, Patrick Veeser received 1,582 votes to 1,581 for Arnie Johnsrud. The final winner will move on to face Bies in November.
The most crowded legislative primary was in the Stevens Point area, where 9 Democrats got in line for the chance to replace fellow Democrat Lou Molepske, who’s stepping down.
Katrina Shankland won the primary with 27 percent of the vote. Corey Ladick was a close second, 44 votes behind Shankland out of almost 5,000 cast.
Shankland won the right to face Republican Patrick Testin for the Assembly seat in November.