Elections Commission Certifies Hagedorn’s Supreme Court Victory

The state Elections Commission is certifying Brian Hagedorn’s victory over Lisa Neubauer in the race for an open state Supreme Court seat.

Unofficial returns from the April 2 election showed Hagedorn ahead of Neubauer by 5,962 votes. Neubauer had mulled a recount but ultimately decided against it and conceded defeat April 10.

The commission released a final tally Wednesday that shows Hagedorn beat her by 5,981 votes.

Hagedorn and Neubauer were vying to replace retiring liberal Justice Shirley Abrahamson, who is battling cancer.

Hagedorn will serve a 10-year term. His win means the court’s conservative majority will grow from 4-3 to 5-2 when he takes the seat in August.