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Rob Summerfield

Local voters handily re-elected Republican Rob Summerfield of Bloomer to Wisconsin’s 67th Assembly District, bucking a challenge from Democrat Wren Keturi of Chippewa Falls.

Summerfield got 60 percent of the Dunn County vote; Keturi claimed 39 percent, according to unofficial Dunn County results. Those numbers do not include votes from Chippewa or Barron counties.

“I am truly humbled by all of the support during this campaign,” Summerfield wrote on Facebook Tuesday night. “It is an honor to continue to serve as your representative in the State Assembly.”

The 67th Assembly District covers the northern two-thirds of Chippewa County, including Cornell, Bloomer, Chippewa Falls, Cadott and New Auburn. In Dunn County, the 67th includes Colfax, Elk Mound, Sand Creek and Wheeler.

Voter chose Summerfield over Democrat Dennis Hunt of Chippewa Falls in 2016 when incumbent Tom Larson of Colfax did not seek re-election. Summerfield is the owner of Chippewa Valley Land Title Company in Bloomer and the general manager of Two Acres Supper Club in Bloomer.

Keturi called Summerfield to concede the race Tuesday night, she said in a statement.

“I feel immensely proud of our volunteer run campaign,” Keturi said. “We ran this campaign without the support of corporate PACS and with tremendous energy from a team of volunteers across the district.”

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TheEdge

Thank You Wren for running a campaign of intelligence and integrity! You are an inspiration to the Chippewa Valley.

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