Tiffany wins congressional seat in special election
Star Journal Report
Republican Tom Tiffany is going to Washington DC after beating Democrat Tricia Zunker in the May 12 special election in the 7th Congressional District. In a Facebook Live event Tuesday night, Tiffany addressed supporters
“First and foremost, thank you to all the voters of the 7th Congressional District that cast ballots in today’s election,” the Congressman-Elect said. “And a huge thank you to all the supporters who worked so incredibly hard to make tonight’s decisive victory possible.This campaign would not have been possible without the support, enthusiasm, and energy you gave.”
Tiffany told voters the results indicate that people in the district want a “strong, experienced voice who will take some Northwoods commonsense to Washington D.C. Someone who will work with President Trump to get our families safely through these rough times and back to prosperity.”
Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2011, and to the Wisconsin Senate in 2013. Tricia Zunker lives in Wausau, is an attorney and law professor and currently serves on the Wausau school board.
According to the website Ballotpedia, Tiffany received 109,594 (57.2%) votes to Zunker’s 81,955 (42.8%). In Oneida County, Tiffany received 7,519 votes and Zunker received 5,918. Numbers are not official until all canvassing has been completed.
Unofficially, 110,024 absentee ballots were requested and 76,259 returned for the election, according to elections.wi.gov.