The Recombobulation Area
The Recombobulation Area
PODCAST: Breaking Down Milwaukee's Mayoral Primary Election Results

PODCAST: Breaking Down Milwaukee's Mayoral Primary Election Results

Urban Milwaukee's Jeramey Jannene joined The Recombobulation Area to discuss the results of Milwaukee's mayoral primary.

The Recombobulation Area is a weekly opinion column by veteran Milwaukee journalist Dan Shafer. Learn more about it here.

The city of Milwaukee cast its votes in the first open mayoral primary since 2004. Photo by Borbély Zsófia / EyeEm, Getty Images.

The city of Milwaukee just held its first open mayoral primary since 2004. The results are in, and the two candidates receiving the most votes are Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson with about 42% of the vote and former alderman Bob Donovan with about 22% of the vote. They will go head-to-head for the April 5 general election.

Joining us to recombobulate after the election and talk about all of this is Jeramey Jannene from Urban Milwaukee. We talked about everything from Cavalier Johnson’s dominant primary performance to the overall turnout numbers to Bob Donovan’s likely vote total in the general election, and more.

We also referenced the following election results map by John D. Johnson, research fellow at the Marquette Law School Lubar Center, a number of times during the podcast, so take a closer look at that here.

See the full results from the primary via the Milwaukee County Clerk — who, as always, ran a safe, secure and efficient election, and should be thanked for their important work.

Lastly, be sure to vote on April 5. The future of your city depends on it.

Dan Shafer is a journalist from Milwaukee who writes and publishes The Recombobulation Area. He previously worked at Seattle Magazine, Seattle Business Magazine, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine, and BizTimes Milwaukee. He’s also written for The Daily Beast, WisPolitics, and Milwaukee Record. He’s won ten Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards. He’s on Twitter at @DanRShafer.

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