Underly Defeats Kerr In State Superintendent Race
Deborah Kerr conceded just after 9:30 p.m.
“She fought hard, and now I hope for her success,” said Kerr. “Our kids always come first.”
Tuesday’s election dealt primarily with education — an even more contentious issue than usual after a year of pandemic learning — but voters also cast their ballots for appeals court judges, a northeastern Wisconsin state assembly seat, and a state senate race in south central Wisconsin.
In some areas, voters weighed in on their local school boards. Some, like Wausau’s, were particularly contentious because of disagreements over how board members have handled reopening schools during the pandemic. In addition, there were 69 school referendums on the ballot, in 55 school districts.
Wisconsin has had several pandemic elections, including a headline-grabbing primary last April, but this one came with particular confusion over mask rules after the Wisconsin supreme court struck down Gov. Tony Evers’ mask mandate last week.
Jill Underly Defeats Deborah Kerr In State Superintendent Election was originally published by Wisconsin Public Radio.