Pat Bomhack

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Pat Bomhack
Candidate for
Wisconsin State Senate District 17
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Pat Bomhack is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 17 of the Wisconsin State Senate.[1] Bomhack ran against Ernie Wittwer in the August 12, 2014 Democratic primary for the District 17 seat in the Wisconsin State Senate.

The Government Accountability Board certified Bomhack as having won the District 17 Democratic primary on August 29, 2014.[2] This was a switch from August 26, when they certified Ernie Wittwer as the victor with a 5-vote lead.

A recount in the election was triggered by the 7-vote differential between the two candidates in preliminary results from the August 12 primary.[3] [4]

In 2012, Bomhack ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic Party nomination for District 51 of the Wisconsin State Assembly.


Bomhack's professional experience includes working as an attorney.[5]


Campaign themes


Bomhack's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[6]

Reinvest in our local public schools

  • Excerpt: "Ensure fair funding for our rural schools"
  • Excerpt: "Stop vouchers"

Keep strong local controls over frac sand mining

  • Excerpt: "Protect our air and water"

Get big money out of our politics

  • Excerpt: "Pat refuses to accept funds from corporate PACS and registered lobbyists"

Promote women's equality

  • Excerpt: "Equal pay for equal work"
  • Excerpt: "Healthcare freedom for women"

Strengthen our rural economy

  • Excerpt: "Repair our rural roads, increase rural access to internet and raise the minimum wage"



See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 17 seats in the Wisconsin State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Pat Bomhack (D) was declared the winner of the District 17 contest on August 29 after a recount. Howard Marklein ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Marklein defeated Bomhack in the general election.[7][8][1][9]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 17 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHoward Marklein 55.1% 34,601
     Democratic Pat Bomhack 44.9% 28,179
Total Votes 62,780
Wisconsin State Senate, District 17 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat Bomhack 50.2% 3,837
Ernie Wittwer 49.8% 3,804
Total Votes 7,641


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Bomhack ran in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 51. He was defeated by Maureen May-Grimm in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. Incumbent Howard Marklein (R) ran unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[10]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 51 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMaureen May-Grimm 61.3% 1,838
Pat Bomhack 38.7% 1,160
Total Votes 2,998



In 2014, Bomhack's endorsements included the following:[11]

  • AFSCME, comprised of Council 40 and Council 48
  • WEAC
  • Wisconsin Laborers' District Council
  • Fair Wisconsin
  • Senator Jennifer Shilling

  • Senator Mark Miller
  • Senator Tim Cullen
  • Jubie Simonson, Iowa County
  • ­Barbara Morford, Sauk County
  • ­Ronald Daley, Lafayette County

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