Wynn wins out in 43rd Assembly race
WHITEWATER At about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, 43rd Assembly District hopeful Evan Wynn got the news that 85 percent of the votes were in. He was leading two-term incumbent Rep. Kim Hixson in the race by a 6 percent margin. The district includes the city of Whitewater and Whitewater Township in Walworth County.
Still, the former U.S. Army paratrooper wasn’t ready to declare victory.
“I try never to take my parachute off until I’ve hit the ground,” Wynn said in a phone interview.
20 minutes later, Wynn decided the ground was close enough. In a phone interview, the 48-year-old Whitewater Republican formally declared victory, with a 53 to 47 percent margin over Whitewater Democrat Kim Hixson.
Hixson, 53, a professor at UW-Whitewater, had been on leave while serving on the state Assembly since 2006.
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Unofficial results from the Walworth County Clerk's office are HERE.
Results are only from the parts of districts within Walworth County. Many state senate and assembly districts also include areas outside of Walworth County, so results aren't complete until all counties have reported their vote totals.
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