FDL County Election Results
For the first time in 15 years, the Wisconsin Supreme Court is leaning left.
This is after Janet Protasiewicz beat out opponent Daniel Kelly in yesterdays general election.
Protasiewicz received 56% of the vote to Kelly’s 44%.
The result of Tuesday’s election shifts the court’s balance of power and may threaten a number of Republican-backed laws which may come before the court.
The court, now controlled 4-3 by liberals is expected to decide a pending lawsuit challenging the state’s 1849 law banning abortion. Protasiewicz made the issue a
focus of her campaign and won the support of Planned Parenthood and other abortion rights groups.
Kelly won in Fond du Lac County with 18,001 votes to Protasiewicz’s nearly 12,000 votes.
Protasiewicz will serve a 10-year term starting in August replacing retiring conservative Justice Patience Roggensack.
In other election results for 3 statewide referendums, voters overwhelmingly decided that able-bodied, childless adults should be required to look for work in
order to receive taxpayer-funded welfare benefits.
Also passing was the conditions of release before conviction referendum which will allow a court to impose, on an accused person being released before conviction, conditions that are designed to protect the community from serious harm.
And also passing is the cash bail before conviction referendum which allows a court to impose cash bail on a person accused of a violent crime based on the totality of the circumstances, including the accused’s previous convictions, the probability they will fail to appear in court, the need to protect the community from serious harm and prevent witness intimidation.
Locally, the Rosendale School District referendum for additions and renovations to buildings in the school district passed.
Katie Moder and Joan Pennau took the 2 available Fond du Lac School Board seats, and there were no changes on the Fond du Lac city council. All three incumbents faced
no challengers in the race and earned reelection for two-year terms.
Just over 30,000 of Fond du Lac Counties 60,000 registered voters turned out at the poles.
Click below for election results courtesy of the Fond du Lac County Clerk: