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John Jagler wins special state Senate election for seat held by U.S. Rep. Scott Fitzgerald

John Jagler wins special state Senate election for seat held by U.S. Rep. Scott Fitzgerald

John Jagler

Rep. John Jagler, R-Watertown, left, talks with Rep. Evan Goyke, D-Milwaukee, before the 2018 State of the State address. On Tuesday Jagler was elected to the state Senate.

Milfred and Hands play clips from the Wisconsin State Journal's recent endorsement meetings with 22 candidates in the April 6 election. This includes the two candidates for state superintendent of public instruction -- Deborah Kerr and Jill Underly -- responding to questions about Kerr's controversial tweet and who is better to improve learning for struggling students of color. Other big moments include Madison City Council candidates talking about white privilege, body cameras on police officers, turning State Street into a grand promenade, supporting denser housing developments and opposing a full-time City Council.

Rep. John Jagler on Tuesday won the seat long held by former Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald.

Jagler, R-Watertown, defeated three other candidates including Democrat Melissa Winker, according to the Associated Press.

"Tonight is an incredibly proud night for me, but I know that the real work begins tomorrow morning," Jagler said in a statement. "I want to say thank you to the people of the 13th Senate District for the incredible honor of serving as their voice in the Senate. I promise to fight every day to earn it.”

Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, vacated the seat when he was elected to Congress in November representing the 5th Congressional District. He had held the Senate seat, which includes part of Dane County, since 1995.

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