Sept. 9 primary election results in Milwaukee’s south side

So, think the election got your name out there?

          REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 8
          Vote For  1
           PEDRO COLON.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       488   54.59
           LAURA L. MANRIQUEZ  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       231   25.84
           JOSE GUZMAN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       173   19.35
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         2     .22
           [TOTAL].  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        894

Rep. Colón won comfortably there. Closer to home, Rep. Sinicki also had two challengers.

          REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 20
           STEVEN SUTHERLAND.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       155   11.65
           CHRISTINE M. SINICKI.  .  .  .  .  .  .       795   59.73
           PHILIP LANDOWSKI .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       380   28.55
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1     .08
           [TOTAL].  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       1331 

This race got less votes in total than I did as an individual candidate in my weather-hindered campaign this past winter. Despite Milwaukee getting two feet of snow, shortly followed by it being 20 degrees below, I got 1,469 votes. That’s 138 more votes than the total number of votes cast in the September primary in the Assembly race. The county board race seems to have drawn more voters, although running alongside Barack Obama had to help our numbers. And while this election had a sad turnout, in the end it went the right way — not to the right.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.