Dem Sarah Godlewski and Republican Travis Hartwig will face off in November after prevailing in their respective partisan primaries for state treasurer today.
Unofficial results from the Associated Press show Godlewski won 43.9 percent of the vote in the three-way Dem primary, with 76 percent of precincts reporting. Fellow Dems Dawn Marie Sass, a former state treasurer, received 31.8 percent of the vote; while Cynthia Kaump, former spokeswoman for former GOP state Treasurer Kurt Schuller, got 24.3 percent.
Meanwhile, Hartwig, the former mutual fund administrator at U.S. Bank Fund Services, won 72.3 percent of the vote with 78 percent of precincts reporting. His Republican opponent, Big Bend resident Jill Millies, got 27.8 percent of the vote.
Godlewski, co-founder of MaSa Partners, a Madison investment firm that invests in socially responsible businesses, claimed victory in an email to supporters tonight, writing the election results show voters “believe in this office.”
“Today, voters sent a clear message: Wisconsinites believe in this office and they resoundingly want new leadership, fresh ideas, and bold vision,” she wrote. “And I’m so proud they trusted us with the opportunity to carry this message to voters through November.”