August replacing Lothian in 32nd Assembly District
Republican Tyler August gives his victory speech after winning the 32nd Assembly race. Terry Mayer/staff.
WALWORTH -- Republican Tyler August will replace retiring Rep. Thomas Lothian in the 32nd Assembly District, beating Democrat Doug Harrod and two independents Tuesday.
August, chief of staff for Lothian, was leading with 59 percent of the vote with 15 of 20 precincts reporting when he was declared the winner. Harrod was second with 25 percent of the vote and Daniel Kilkenny and Rick Pappas followed.
At 27 years old, August will become the youngest serving member of the state Assembly. Kelda Helen Roys, 81st District, is currently the youngest at 31.
August became the Republican nominee after a lengthy recount in September’s primary. Adam Gibbs of Burlington was initially declared the winner by four votes, but August pulled ahead a week later, 1,760-1,757.
Unofficial results from the Walworth County Clerk's office are HERE.
Results are only from the parts of districts within Walworth County. Many state senate and assembly districts also include areas outside of Walworth County, so results aren't complete until all counties have reported their vote totals.
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