State Rep. Dora Drake wins special primary election

Drake got nearly 66 percent of the vote in Wisconsin's 4th Senate District

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Voters walk to an early voting location Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Waukesha City Hall. Angela Major/WPR

Democratic state Rep. Dora Drake won a special partisan primary election Tuesday for Wisconsin’s 4th Senate District.

Drake, of Milwaukee, received nearly 66 percent of the vote, beating state Rep. LaKeshia Myers, D-Milwaukee, according to unofficial election results.

The special election will fill a seat left open when Democratic state Sen. Lena Taylor resigned. Taylor stepped down after Gov. Tony Evers appointed her to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court earlier this year.

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A special general election will be held on July 30. But with no Republican candidate, only Drake’s name will appear on the ballot.

“The special election will fill the currently vacant seat for the remainder of the current term, which concludes at the end of this year,” a Wisconsin Elections Commission statement said.

Both Drake and Myers will face off again in the Aug. 13 primary election.

“The candidate that prevails in the August Partisan Primary will be on the ballot for the General Election on November 5, 2024,” the Wisconsin Elections Commission said. “The candidate that prevails on November 5 will fill the seat in the upcoming regular term, when the Wisconsin Legislature begins its next term in January 2025.”