Republican State Assembly incumbents Adam Neylon, John Nygren, Ken Skowronski, and Robert Brooks easily fended off primary challenges in Tuesday’s partisan primary.
The four incumbents, who represent the 98th, 89th, 80th, and 60th assembly districts respectively, were all heavy favorites to advance out of Tuesday’s primary.
Nygren, R-Marinette and the Joint Finance co-chair, easily defeated Marinette water advocate Andi Rich. He had 86 percent of the vote to Rich’s 14 percent in the 89th AD with 40 percent of the vote counted.
Rich knocked Nygren over his work on PFAS contamination in the northeastern Wisconsin district, while Republicans painted her as a Dem running under the GOP banner.
Nygren will face Dem Karl Jaeger, of Marinette, in the November election.
“It motivates you to realize that come Jan. 1 we’ve got some big stuff that we have to deal with and people trust you to handle it,” said Nygren, who was first elected to the Assembly in 2006. “That’s definitely humbling. I’m not sure you ever get sick of having that feeling that people trust you.”
Brooks, of Saukville, took 76 percent of the vote in the 60th AD, while challenger Chris Reimer, a Cedarburg healthcare consultant, took 24 percent, according to unofficial returns.
With 93 percent of the 80th AD reporting results, Skowronski, of Franklin, had 84.4 percent of the vote to Franklin attorney Theodore Kafkas’ 15.6 percent.
In the 98th AD, Neylon, R-Pewaukee, took almost three-quarters of the vote with 80 percent of precincts reporting. Challenger Rob Ochoa, a healthcare consultant in Pewaukee, had 26.9 percent.