73rd Assembly race too close to call
Superior absentee voters gave Rep. Nick Milroy a boost; voters defeated an advisory referendum that called for hiring a city administrator and part-time mayor.
The race for Wisconsin's 73rd Assembly District remained too close to call at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Rep. Nick Milroy was leading with 51% of the vote after Superior absentee voters gave a boost to the Democratic candidate.
However, Keith Kern was leading in Washburn and Burnett counties. Three precincts in Burnett County and four in Washburn County still weren’t reporting preliminary results at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday night.
Kern, a Superior city councilor, ran as a Republican in the first serious challenge Milroy has faced since 2010.
Dillon Nelson cast a vote for Kern at Zion Lutheran Church. He said Kern has a vision for the district.
“I agree with what he did for the city,” Nelson said.
Kern was leading with 56% of the vote until absentee votes were tallied.
Superior voters also resoundingly defeated an advisory referendum that called for hiring a city administrator and reducing its full-time elected mayor to a part-time job. More than 70% of voters rejected the referendum.