By Tim Kowols
Rep. Joel Kitchens will keep his seat in Madison after defeating Democratic challenger Lynn Utesch. The Sturgeon Bay Republican captured over 60% of the vote in First District Assembly precincts located in Kewaunee and part of Brown Counties, and just shy of 58 percent in Door County. Rep. Kitchens says it is gratifying to be re-elected by his constituents.
When the Wisconsin Legislature returns to Madison in the coming months for its next session, Rep. Kitchens hopes to continue his work in the areas of groundwater and education.