Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring Election Results

Lots of reasons to celebrate tonight. First up, Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson won re-election against Randy Koschnick, a conservative challenger who tried labeling Abrahamson as a liberal judge who legislated from the bench. Abrahamson is considered by many to be a possible pick by President Obama should a justice step down from the Supreme Court in the coming years.

In the Department of Public Instruction race, Wisconsin voters decided experience trumps idealism, and elected Tony Evers to state superintendent. His opponent, Rose Fernandez, had never been a teacher but supported many conservative ideas for education.

Lastly, Kathleen Falk won re-election to County Executive of Dane County. Winning primarily in the city of Madison, Falk will serve in her fourth term as County Exec.

A great day for progressive politics in Wisconsin.

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