Republican Howard Marklein won in his bid for the 17th District State Senate.
Marklein, the Republican incumbent, led Democratic challenger Kriss Marion in seven of the nine counties that make up the 17th District for the State Senate. Sauk County unofficial results show, Marklein won 54.9 percent of the votes at 6,395 votes compared to Marion who received 45.08 percent at 5,252 votes. Marklein defeated Marion in Juneau County 6,034-3,969 with
Green County Marklein received 50.29 percent of the vote compared to 49.64 percent.
Other unofficial results from the 17th District State Senate race include:
Vernon County - Marklein 111, Marion 77
Lafayette County - Marklein 1,282, Marion 904
Green County – Marklein 3,176, Marion 3,135
Grant – Marklein 10,646, Marion 8,733
Monroe – Marklein 382, Marion 242
Marion, an organic farmer and bed and breakfast owner from Blanchardville sits on the Lafayette County Board Supervisor, led Marklein in Iowa County unofficial results 1,237-877. Richland County was still gathering results as of 12:30 a.m. Nov. 7.
Marklein, a certified public accountant from Spring Green, served on the state assembly in 2010 and was first elected to the state senate, representing the 17th District in 2014. The four year term expires in 2022 with the new term beginning the first Monday in January 2019.