By Paul Schmitt
Caleb Frostman defeated Andre Jacque Tuesday in a close special election for the 1st Senate District seat. Frostman, a Democrat who was the executive director of the Door County Economic Development Corporation, won by capturing 51 percent of the vote to Jacque’s 49 percent. He will now take office for the last seven months of Frank Lasee’s term. Lasee-R left the position last December to take a position in Governor Scott Walker’s administration.
Frostman claimed Door County easily by a 4712 -2804 margin over Jacque who did take Kewaunee County in a close 1760-1664 count, unofficially. Frostman says he was amazed at the margin of victory in Door County.
The 1st Senate District includes Door and Kewaunee counties and some parts of Brown, Calumet, Manitowoc, and Outagamie counties.
Both Frostman and Jacque will still be on the ballot for the August primaries for the November election along with Republican Bill Nauta of Washington Island.