Brandtjen Upsets Dwyer in County Board Race

Grant, Hammitt are victorious in board races while Kay wins judge election.

Waukesha County Board supervisor Janel Brandtjen pulled out an upset Tuesday when the she defeated longtime board chairman James Dwyer, according to unofficial election results.

According to the Journal Sentinel, the two incumbents were pitted against one another in the District 5 race after district maps were redrawn as a result of the 2010 census.  

"I'm proud of the campaign I ran," Dwyer told the Journal Sentinal. The voters made their choice, he added, "and I'll learn to live with that real quick."

Brandtjen, won the race with 57 percent of the vote. Brandtjen has been on the board since 2008. The marketing professional and business owner is a resident of Menomonee Falls. 

Menomonee Falls resident Jennifer Grant upended Michael Hyland in the County Board supervisor seat for District 7. Grant, who described herself as a fiscal conservative, earned 62 percent of the vote. The mother of four is a human resources professional at an area hospital. 

In the race for Waukesha County Board District 23 supervisor seat, Keith Hammitt defeated Randall Hojnacki. Hammitt earned 52 percent of the vote. The small business owner, who has served on the county board in the past, will represent part of Muskego.  

In the election for Lake Country multi-jurisdictional judge, Timothy Kay defeated Peter Wolff. Kay won the election with 63 percent of the vote. Kay has run a private practice for 28 years and has spent 25 years as a municipal prosecutor. 


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