Former Dem state Rep. Eric Genrich handedly won the race for Green Bay mayor Tuesday, pulling 57.6 percent of the vote for the open seat.
Meanwhile, Satya Rhodes-Conway defeated longtime Madison Mayor Paul Soglin in a landslide. She took 61.9 percent of the vote to become the first openly gay mayor in city history and only the second woman to win the office.
Rhodes-Conway received the backing of a group created by Milwaukee County Exec Chris Abele, who chairs the LGBTQ Victory Fund. That included $47,091 Leadership Wisconsin spent on a mailer supporting Rhodes-Conway.
In Green Bay, Genrich didn’t seek re-election to his Assembly seat as he sought to replace Jim Schmitt, who decided against seeking another term.
With all results in, Genrich had 11,421 votes, or 57.6 percent, to 8,296 votes, or 41.85 percent for Patrick Buckley, a Brown County supervisor who owns Subway franchises.
Genrich received nearly 44 percent of the vote in an eight-way February primary.