Madison Common Council incumbents Skidmore, Kemble lose bids for re-election

Paul Skidmore

MADISON, Wis. — A total of eleven seats on Madison’s Common Council were contested in this year’s election.

One of the most-watched races was in the 9th district, where longtime Alder Paul Skidmore faced a challenge from Nikki Conklin. The race came into focus when Skidmore was accused of using a sexist slur during a virtual meeting last year. However, an independent review of the meeting was found to be inconclusive.

Conklin won the seat with 55.9% of the vote.

Madison Council Dist. 9

Madison Council Dist. 9

  • Nikki Conklin Winner 55.9%
    2,057
  • Paul Skidmore *  44.1%
    1,625
* Incumbent
3,682
100.0% precincts reporting
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In District 14, current Council President Sheri Carter faced a challenged from local activist Brandi Grayson, who outraised Carter by more than $4,000. Carter ended up winning the race with 65.4% of the vote.

Madison Council Dist. 14

Madison Council Dist. 14

  • Sheri Carter *Winner 65.4%
    1,078
  • Brandi Grayson   34.6%
    571
* Incumbent
1,649
100.0% precincts reporting
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In District 18 on the city’s north side, fundraising topped a combined $33,000, with incumbent Rebecca Kemble raising more than $18,000, while challenger Charles Myadze raised more than $14,000. Myadze won the seat with 54.8% of the vote.

Madison Council Dist. 18

Madison Council Dist. 18

  • Charles Myadze Winner 54.8%
    1,670
  • Rebecca Kemble *  45.2%
    1,380
* Incumbent
3,050
100.0% precincts reporting
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Full election results are available here.