It appears a former state lawmaker will be returning to the Capitol later this year.
Republican Duey Stroebel came out on top of a three-way special primary on Tuesday for the 20th State Senate District seat, easily defeating Ozaukee County Board chairman Lee Schlenvogt and military veteran Tiffany Koehler for the GOP nomination. Stroebel claimed about 67 percent of the vote, according to unofficial returns.
The seat is currently vacant after former state Senator Glenn Grothman won a Congressional seat in November. Stroebel had given up his seat in the Assembly last summer to run for Congress as well, but lost the primary to Grothman.
There is no Democrat running for the seat, making Stroebel unopposed for the April 7th general election. Once the seat is filled, Republicans will have 19-14 seat majority in the state Senate.