Pat Bomhack

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Pat Bomhack
Candidate for
Wisconsin State Senate District 17
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 12, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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 April 29.[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]



See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 17 seats in the Wisconsin State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Bomhack was declared the winner of the District 17 contest on August 29 after a recount. Howard Marklein was unopposed in the Republican primary.[6][7][1]

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.[8]

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

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