Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Adam Neylon Wins Assembly Race by 30 Votes

The drama of the 98th Assembly District special election continues.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Village of Pewaukee window cleaning business owner Adam Neylon won Tuesday's Republican primary for the 98th Assembly District, all but guaranteeing he will take the Waukesha County seat in the April 2 general election because no Democrat is running.

Neylon, 28, beat out four others - Village of Pewaukee Police Chief Ed Baumann; construction project manager Todd Greenwald of the Village of Pewaukee; Marquette University graduate student Matt Morzy of Waukesha; and Jeanne Tarantino of Waukesha, the former chief of staff to Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

Neylon led his closest opponent, Baumann, by 30 votes out of more than 5,200 cast. That means the official canvass will be closely watched. If the lead holds up in the canvass, the close margin would raise the possibility of a recount because candidates can get the state to pay for recounts in instances when the margin is less than half a percentage point.

The district includes the City of Pewaukee, Village of Pewaukee, Sussex and the northern portion of the City of Waukesha.

The general election is April 2, but only the name of the GOP primary winner will appear on the ballot because no Democrats or independents registered.

The election will boost the GOP's majority in the Assembly to 60-39.
Results, from FOX 6 News:

Adam Neylon (R) - 2,003 - 38%

Ed Baumann (R) - 1,973 - 38%

Jeanne Tarantino (R) - 773 - 15%

Matt Morzy (R) - 253 - 5%

Todd Greenwald (R) - 217 - 4%
Thirty votes.

One thing is certain: Jeanne Tarantino is out.

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