Republican Julian Bradley, who is Black, won a primary in a southeastern Wisconsin Senate district.
Their victories come as the Wisconsin state Legislature has been making slow strides toward including a more diverse set of state lawmakers that better represent Wisconsin’s racial and gender demographics.
Hong believes, if she wins November’s general election, she may be the first-ever Asian American state lawmaker in Wisconsin.
Bradley has been a longtime state Republican activist and candidate and was endorsed in the race by former Gov.
The Legislative Black Caucus urged Gov.