Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has cruised to a fifth term, defeating Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee by nearly a 2-to-1 margin.
With one precinct outstanding, Barrett had 63 percent of the vote to Taylor’s 37 percent.
“Being your Mayor is the honor of a lifetime,” Barrett wrote on Twitter. “In these difficult times, I will work tirelessly to lift up every neighborhood in our city.”
In a Facebook live video, Taylor thanked her supporters and said her campaign exposed issues with the status quo.
“We had an awesome team, and not a lot of revenue, and a lot of challenges along the way,” Taylor said. “But we did it, we fought the fight.”
In other Milwaukee races, Dem Rep. Jason Fields fell short in his race for Milwaukee city comptroller against Deputy Comptroller Aycha Sawa. With 100 percent of the vote in, Fields had 49 percent to Sawa’s 51 percent, trailing by a margin of 998 votes.
Meanwhile, Dem state Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa was narrowly leading in the race for an open Milwaukee Common Council seat with all precincts reporting, according to unofficial returns. She had 1,104 votes, or 52 percent, to 1,012, or 48 percent for Justin Bielinski.