Stevens Point: In both of his races for State Senate, Patrick Testin was outspent by his Democratic opponent – and in neither race did that fact impact the final outcome. Once again, the people of the 24th Senate District have chosen Senator Testin to be their voice in Madison, a fact which caused Testin to express his gratitude.
“I’m grateful to the people of Central and Western Wisconsin for their votes, and I’m honored that they’ve selected me to continue representing them,” said Senator Testin. “Tonight’s victory is a triumph of record over rhetoric, and I’m thrilled at the opportunity the people have given me to continue getting real results.”
Many Wisconsin political observers tabbed the 24th District Senate race as one to watch, as Testin’s 2016 victory marked the first time a Republican had won the seat in more than four decades. Yet, despite an avalanche of Democratic spending, Testin prevailed by more than 12% due to his commitment to meet voters where they live – literally. He and his campaign knocked on over 56,000 doors, sharing the Senator’s bi-partisan accomplishments and listening to people’s issues, ideas, and concerns.
“2020 has been tough for many, but I know that we can and will overcome our challenges,” said Testin. “I am always working to improve our healthcare system and ensure that people have access to employment. Those remain my commitments.”
In addition to thanking the voters, Senator Testin also thanked his opponent, Paul Piotrowski for a spirited race and reiterated that his door is always open to constituents, regardless of party affiliation;
“We’re all Americans. We’re all Wisconsinites. The things we have in common far outnumber our differences, and I will continue to work with people from both parties to move our state forward.”