UNDATED (WSAU) - The 69th Assembly District Special Primary Election has been won by Bob Kulp of Stratford.
With all 56 precincts reporting in Clark, Wood, and Marathon Counties, the vote counts all show the top three candidates did very well in their home areas.
In Clark County, Tommy Dahlen did very well, especially in the Neillsville and Granton areas where he lives. Dahlen took Clark County over Kulp by 65 votes. Bob Kulp of Stratford strongly carried the Marathon County precincts, which was the difference maker in the election. Allana Feddick had a very strong showing in the Wood County Towns of Cameron, Cary, Lincoln, and Rock. She also did well in the City of Marshfield.
Bob Kulp 2,258 - 43.7% of the vote
Allana Feddick 1,272 - 24.6% of the vote
Tommy Dahlen 1,013 - 19.6% of the vote
Scott Noble 624 - 12% of the vote
Now, Stratford businessman Bob Kulp moves into the special election next month against Democrat Ken Slezak and Independent candidate and former Democrat Tim Swiggum.
Kulp believes his positive message combined with hard working family members and volunteers led to his primary election victory with 43% of the vote. “I’m honored to have had the message that I’ll work hard and listen well, and serve with honor, dignity, and respect. I think that message resonated with people, as well as the message that people matter.”
Kulp says he’s honored to move forward, after hearing constituents tell him what they were concerned about. “It’s just really a tribute to all of the people who wanted to see somebody who had business experience and an even, thoughtful approach to things that I think is really what people are looking for.”
Bob Kulp credits the volunteers that helped him, knowing a lot of work went into door-to-door efforts and spreading his message outside of his home area of Stratford. “A lot of doors. A lot of volunteer hours and time, and again, the results are there.”
Now, the campaign focuses on November 19th, which is the date of the special election to replace Scott Suder, who stepped down about a month ago.