Kolste enroute to victory in 44th
JANESVILLE--With 22 of 24 precincts reporting, Democrat Deb Kolste was well on her way to defeating Rep. Joe Knilans in the 44th Assembly District.
With 92 percent of the precincts in for the district, which includes nearly all of Janesville, Kolste had 15,348 votes. Knilans, the Republican incumbent first elected in 2010, had 9,431 votes.
Kolste attributed her victory on Tuesday to her message on workers’ rights, fairness for the middle class, preserving the state's education system and ensuring some form of health care for everyone.
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