Evers wins re-election by widest margin yet

Holtz says he hopes campaign raised issues

State Superintendent Tony Evers has won re-election by the widest margin in any of his three races.

Evers beat Lowell Holtz 70 percent to 30 percent in Tuesday’s election, based on unofficial results.

Evers first won election to head the state Department of Public Instruction in 2009. That year he got 57 percent of the vote in his victory over Rose Fernandez. Four years later, Evers won re-election with 61 percent of the vote. That year he defeated former Republican state Rep. Don Pridemore.

This was the only one of the three races where it was the only statewide contest on the ballot. Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler was uncontested this year.

Evers won 70 of 72 counties, losing only in Washington and Waukesha counties.