Wikler wins Dem chair race

Dem activists on Sunday elected Ben Wikler, a former senior adviser to MoveOn.org, as its new chair to lead the party through the 2020 election.

Wikler defeated state Rep. David Bowen, who had spent the last four years as 1st vice chair.

Wikler asked activists for a commitment to “step up,” saying it would shape the direction of the state, country and world.

“The entire world is watching what we’re doing in Wisconsin,” Wikler said in a short victory speech. “The mantle of responsibility falls on all of our shoulders now, and I’m going to ask for your partnership.”

Wikler’s ticket swept the elections with Milwaukee County Board Supv. Felesia Martin winning first vice chair and former state Senate candidate Lee Snodgrass second vice chair.

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