By Steed

Newly elected State Assembly David Crowley Milwaukee born, Bay View High School Graduate edges out State Senator Chris Larson for the open seat of Milwaukee County Executive.  The departing Chris Abele who held the position for 2.5 terms decided to pursue other endeavors opening the position for 4 candidates in February primaries.  Both Chris Larson and David Crowley were the last men standing jousting for a great one on one match up during the Pandemic of the Covid-19 April 7th election.

The back and forth perplexity of moving the state election date of April 7th the night before to June 9th by Governor Evers then back to April 7th lead by Republican leaders supported by State Supreme Court Judge caused massive confusion.  The party fighting between Democrats and Republicans put state voters in harm’s way by violating social distancing and eliminating Milwaukee polling places from 180 to 5.  Nevertheless David Crowley won by little over 1000 votes 96,541 to 95,502 making him not only the youngest but first black elected County Executive in the State of Wisconsin.

State Assembly JoCasta Zamarripa won City of Milwaukee Common Council becoming the first Latina Alderwomen District 8, replacing the retired Bob Donovan.

Election Commission still have a few discrepancies to handle during the Spring election like uncounted mail in ballots, closing of polling places and Covid-19 infections.