OSHKOSH - One of the candidates who ousted an incumbent in the recent recall elections is now a state senator.
Democrat Jessica King of Oshkosh was sworn in Friday afternoon at the Leach Amphitheater in Oshkosh. King defeated State Sen. Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac) in the 18th District recall election on Aug. 9.
"Everywhere I go, people tell me they want a voice in Madison. I'm thankful to the voters for giving me the opportunity to be their voice and serve them in the Senate. I will listen and respond to questions, comments, requests, and suggestions from every voter," King said in a news release.
Hopper was one of two Republican senators recalled over their support of Gov. Scott Walker's legislation restricting collective bargaining rights for state employees. In the 32nd District in western Wisconsin, State Rep. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) defeated State Sen. Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse). Shilling is scheduled to be sworn in on Saturday.
When Shilling is sworn in, Republicans' majority in the state Senate will dwindle to 17-16. The party controls the Assembly, 60-38, with one independent.
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