By Paul Schmitt
Republican Mike Gallagher defeated Democrat Tom Nelson to win a two-year term in Washington, D.C. representing Wisconsin’s Eighth Congressional District. Gallagher, a Green Bay native will replace current Congressman Reid Ribble who decided not to run for another term earlier this year. Gallagher a retired marine celebrated with a party in Howard as he announced his victory to supporters late last night after getting more than 60% of the votes. Nelson a past state legislator and is currently the Outagamie County Executive. Gallagher will take office in January.