State Sen. Luther Olsen, R-Ripon, held his 14th District seat against challenger Rep. Fred Clark, D-Baraboo, in Tuesday’s recall election.
Olsen won with a district total of 26,554 votes to 24,365 votes for Clark.
Olsen also defeated Clark in Waupaca County where the votes were 7,495 to 6,111.
Two of the state Senate Republicans targeted for recalls this summer were defeated.
In the 18th District, Jessica King, the deputy mayor of Oshkosh, unseated Randy Hopper, the Republican incumbent from Fond du Lac, with 51 percent of the vote.
In the 32nd District, Dan Kapanke, R-La Crosse, lost his seat to state Rep. Jennifer Shiling, D-La Crosse by a 55 percent to 45 percent margin.
Of the four Republican senators who held their seats in the recalls, Olsen’s margin of victory was the narrowest with 52 percent of the vote.
In 2nd District, Sen. Robert Cowles, R-Green Bay, defeated Democrat Nancy Nussbaum by a 60 percent to 40 percent margin.
In the 8th District, Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, won with 54 percent of the vote against state Rep. Sandy Pasch, D-Whitefish Bay, who garnered 46 percent.
In the 10th District, Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, retained her seat against challenger Shelly Moore by a margin of 58 percent to 42 percent.
Democrats needed to win three of the recall races to gain a majority in the state Senate.
Two Democrats face recalls next Tuesday, Aug. 16.
In the 12th District, Sen. Jim Holperin, D-Conover, is being challenged by Tea Party activist Kim Simac.
In the 22nd District, Republican attorney Jonathan Steitz is seeking to unseat Sen. Robert Wirch, D-Pleasant Prairie.