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Ringhand wins 15th Senate seat; 3 Democrats win uncontested races
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By Times staff MONROE - Democrat Janis Ringhand of Evansville defeated Republican Brian Fitzgerald of Janesville Tuesday in the race for the 15th Senate District seat. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Ringhand had 59 percent of the vote to Fitzgerald's 41 percent, with 36,348 votes to 24,759. Ringhand, who previously held the 45th Assembly District seat, received 54 percent of the vote in Green County with 2,221 votes, and Fitzgerald took 46 percent with 1,891.