(WQOW) – Republicans came into the night with a sizable advantage in the Wisconsin Assembly 64-35.
Tuesday, voters picked representatives for all 99 seats in Madison.
In the 91st Assembly, there will be a change in representation. Dana Wachs, the only person to ever hold the seat, stepped down to run for governor.
That guaranteed a political newcomer would win the race to represent Eau Claire – either Democrat Jodi Emerson or Echo Reardon.
The votes are in and Emerson has won the seat.
Emerson worked for Fierce Freedom, a group with the aim to abolish human trafficking.
She heads to Madison with experience crafting legislation and said she ran because she is frustrated with the political process.