State Rep. Kevin Petersen, R-Dayton, handily won his third term in the state Assembly Tuesday, Nov. 2.
With all 38 precincts reporting, Petersen received 11,490 votes and his Democratic challenger Jon Baltmanis garnered 5,133 votes.
Petersen will join 59 other Republicans and 38 Democrats in the Assembly. Democrats lost 13 seats.
Republicans took control of both houses of the state Legislature, won both the gubernatorial and Senate races and became Wisconsin’s majority delegation in Congress.
Scott Walker was elected governor with 52 percent of the vote statewide, defeating Tom Barrett.
In Waupaca County, Walker garnered 10,727 votes to Barrett’s 8,041.
The Waupaca County advisory referendum for a state constitutional amendment to require that all segregated transportation funds be spent on transportation received 10,603 yes votes and 4,848 no votes.
Revenues for Wisconsin’s transportation fund come from the gas tax and vehicle registration fees.
The same referendum appeared on ballots in 53 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties and won a majority of votes across the state.
State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen was re-elected over challenger Scott Hassett with 58 percent of the vote.
In Waupaca County, Van Hollen received 11,667 votes over Hassett’s 5,989.
U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold received only 47 percent of the vote statewide, losing Republican challenger Ron Johnson.
In Waupaca County, Johnson garnered 10,732 and Feingold got 7,062 votes.
Steve Kagen, who was elected to represent Wisconsin’s 8th District when Democrats took control of the House in 2006, lost to Republican challenger Reid Ribble in Tuesday’s election. Ribble received 55 percent of the votes cast in the 8th District.
In Waupaca County, Ribble won by 10,282 to 7,646 votes.