Senator-elect Lehman Will be Sworn in Monday
John Lehman will officially be sworn into his seat in the 21st Senate District Monday at noon.
John Lehman will once again become Senator John Lehman when he takes his oath of office Monday at noon.
Lehman confirmed to Patch Wednesday that Judge George Petak will conduct the ceremony at noon Monday in Branch 1 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Avenue.
While residents are more than welcome, they are encouraged to arrive early and be prepared to wait in line as everyone has their bags and purses put through a scanner and they pass through a metal detector.
Lehman was declared the winner June 5 election with a lead of 834 votes. Wanggaard requested a recount on June 20, and it completed on July 2 with the same result. Lehman's election night win was confirmed, but with a slightly smaller margin of 819 votes.
Despite some irregularities at polling locations in the City of Racine, Wanggaard did not file an appeal with the Racine County Circuit Court, leaving Lehman the senator for the 21st Senate District which now includes most of Racine and Kenosha counties after the 2011 redistricting. Lehman's win gives Democrats the majority in the state Senate, 17 to 16, at least until November when 16 senate seats and all 99 seats in the Assembly are up for grabs.