Former Milwaukee mayoral candidate Bob Donovan, who was defeated by Cavalier Johnson, announced on Monday a new campaign for State Assembly.
According to a release from Donovan, he will run as a Republican in the 84th Assembly District, which encompasses a portion of Milwaukee, Greenfield, and Hales Corners.
Cavalier Johnson, former Alderman for Milwaukee’s 2nd District, has been elected Mayor of Milwaukee. On Tuesday night, former Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan conceded to Johnson in the race after early election results showed Johnson leading by nearly 40,000 votes.
Bob Donovan and Cavalier Johnson, the two finalists running in the Milwaukee mayoral race, are making their final pitch to residents as voters head to the polls to decide the election.
Regardless of the outcome, the city will have a new mayor for the first time in more than a decade. Former mayor Tom Barrett, who accepted a position in the Biden administration, resigned after winning re-election to the position.
Acting mayor Cavalier Johnson and former alderman Bob Donovan will advance to the Milwaukee mayoral general election, after the individuals gathered the highest support in the Tuesday primary election.
Johnson collected 42 percent of the vote in the low-turnout contest, compared to Donovan’s 22 percent.