Voters across the state turned out to the polls for Wisconsin's partisan primary election Aug. 9.
The election decided which candidates will appear on the ballot in November.
With all precincts reporting, the following are the results for the 4th and 6th State Senate District races:
District 4 race
The race for the state's 4th Senate District was between two candidates with legislative experience. Incumbent Sen. Lena Taylor and Rep. Mandela Barnes faced off for the seat.
According to unofficial election results from the Milwaukee County Election Commission, Taylor received 11,420 votes, or about 60.6 percent, easily beating Barnes, who received 7,414 votes or about 39.3 percent.
Taylor, 50, of Milwaukee was elected to the state Assembly in April 2003 and elected to the state Senate in 2004.
The victory is important as there are no Republicans running in November.
Like Taylor, Barnes, 29, was born and raised in Milwaukee. He was sworn in to represent the state's 11th Assembly District in 2013.
Both candidates have said they view education, promoting economic opportunity and criminal justice reform as key issues facing the district. Taylor and Barnes are Democrats.
The 4th Senate District includes the Village of Shorewood, portions of Wauwatosa, Glendale, and the north and northwestern parts of Milwaukee.
District 6 race
Three candidates faced off for Wisconsin's vacant District 6 State Senate race: Rep. LaTonya Johnson, Thomas Harris and Michael Bonds. Sen. Nikiya Harris Dodd announced in February she would not seek re-election for the seat.
Johnson won the seat, according to unofficial election results, with 9,360 votes, or about 60.6 percent. Harris, a former staffer for Taylor, came in second place with 3,158 votes, about 20 percent.
Bonds, a Milwaukee School Board member and a former board president, was a close third place with 3,011 votes, or about 19.1 percent.
Johnson said she was "overwhelmed" and "grateful" to have won.
"I’m happy and I’m proud of the campaign that we ran," Johnson said. "The difficult thing wasn’t necessarily the attack ads but having to take everything with grace and not respond. That was especially difficult for me. It allowed me to really, really grow as a candidate."
Johnson said her track record of getting things done speaks volumes.
"I just hope that this serves a lesson for politics in Milwaukee," she said. "People really don’t appreciate the dark negative ads, and that even though you’re under attack, you can still win your election."
Johnson, 42, was elected as representative to the 17th Assembly District seat in 2012 and was re-elected in 2014.
Harris said, looking back, there isn't anything he would change about how he ran his campaign, adding he was proud of his volunteers and his family.
"I am proud of the campaign we have ran," he said. "We did not do anything wrong."
Harris congratulated his opponent and said everyone will have to work together moving forward on behalf of the community.
Offices on the Aug. 9 ballot included U.S. senator, U.S. representative, even-numbered state Senate seats, all Wisconsin Assembly seats and all district attorneys. Independent names did not appear on the partisan primary ballot, but will be on the ballot in November, according to Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board, which oversees the state's campaign finance, elections, ethics and lobbying laws.