By receiving a little more than 59% of the total votes, incumbent Jon Plumer (R-Lodi) was re-elected to occupy the Wisconsin State Assembly seat in District 42, which covers most of Columbia County.
Plumer defeated newcomer Melissa Arndt (D-Rio), who received just under 41% of votes. One-hundred percent of the precincts reported results.
Things were a little closer when looking at the numbers specific to Columbia County, with Plumer having the edge with 55% of the votes. Of his total 19,403 votes that were reported, 11,473 came from the county. Arndt had 9,213 of her 13,379 votes come from Columbia County residents.
Plumer was voted into the Assembly by special election in 2018 when the member at that time decided to retire.
For the District 81 Assembly seat, which covers the northwest portion of Columbia County, Democrat David Considine beat Republican David Dahlke by receiving nearly 57% of the votes as all precincts reported results. The percentage was near identical within the 8,000 votes from Columbia County residents.
In other area elections that were deemed official, Republican Glenn Grothman was re-elected as Congress Representative in District 6. He received more than 59% of the votes, beating Democrat Jessica King. Grothman has about 52% of Columbia County votes.
For District 14 of the Wisconsin Senate, Republican Joan Ballweg beat Republican Joni Anderson by receiving almost 65% of the total votes. Ballweg received nearly 57% of Columbia County votes. All precincts reported results there as well.
In the Presidential election, which has not been determined as of Friday, Nov. 6, Columbia County was won by President Donald Trump, who received 49.9% of the votes. The Joe Biden/Kamala Harris ticket received 48.38% of the votes. With 34,005 ballots cast across the county, the Trump victory in the county was by just 500 votes. Biden has been deemed the winner of Wisconsin.
In the Village of Poynette, it was noted that more than 600 people voted in person. Additionally, the village received more than 800 absentee ballots prior to Election Day, which Village Administrator Martin Shanks said was "unprecedented and not something ever seen in Poynette."
In elections solely related to Columbia County, the four positions on the ballot were all unopposed — all seeking re-election won. The unofficial results were:
District Attorney: Brenda Yaskal (96.24%)
County Clerk: Sue Moll (98.01%)
County Treasurer: Stacy Opalewski (98.1%)
Register of Deeds: Lisa Krintz (98.17%)