Obama Carries Fox Point and Bayside

Following voting trends for the last three presidential elections, both Fox Point and Bayside voted in favor of Democratic candidates by a close margin.

Fox Point and Bayside sided with the big winners Tuesday night, supporting President Barack Obama and Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin, both Democrats.

Bayside broke Democrat in every race, though by narrow margins in some. Congresswoman Gwen Moore outpolled Dan Sebring 1,298-1,185 in the race for the U.S. House of Representatives in District 4, while Cris Rogers edged overall winner Jim Ott 1,334-1,307 in the State Assembly 23rd District.

Fox Point narrowly supported GOP candidates in the District 4 race, as Sebring edged Moore by 100 votes; and in the state 23rd District race, with Ott outpolling Rogers by 107 votes.

Ott, from Mequon, is a new face for Whitefish Bay, Fox Point and Bayside, due to new redistricting boundaries.

The presidential margins in both communities were similar to 2000, 2004 and 2008, when each supported Democratic candidates.

Turnout approached 90 percent in Fox Point and Bayside, with big lines early in the day.

"The line was curling all the way around the building (at Longacre Pavilion)," said Barb Mueller, chief election inspector in Fox Point. "A few times all the voting booths were full for us, but here, having to wait is unusual." 

But voters experienced few if any problems at local polling places. At Bayside Middle School, some voting machines would jam when the bins collecting ballots would fill up. And both communities experience some “over-voting,” with citizens choosing more than one candidate for a race.

Here are ward-by-ward breakdowns for how both communities voted Tuesday. Results are not official until they are canvassed.


Wards 1-4
Wards 5-9
Totals U.S. President Barack Obama
990 1,423 2,413 Mitt Romney 1,083 1,064 2,147 U.S. Senate Tommy Thompson
1,113 1,059 2,172 Tammy Baldwin
918 1,375 2,295 4th Congressional District Dan Sebring
1,049 1,046 2,095 Gwen Moore 812 1,183 1,995 8th State Senate District Alberta Darling
1,273 1,280 2,553 Write-in 132 181 313 23rd State Assembly District Jim Ott
1,072 1,094 2,166 Cris Rogers 842 1,217 2,059



Mil. Co. Wards 1, 3
Mil Co. Wards 1s, 3s
Mil Co. Wards 2, 4
Mil Co. Ward 5
Oz Co. Ward 6
Totals U.S. President Barack Obama
573 28 626 332 46 1,605 Mitt Romney 425 22 493 314 36 1,290 U.S. Senate Tommy Thompson
442 25 507 312 35 1,321 Tammy Baldwin
547 22 598 328 45 1,540 4th Congressional District Dan Sebring
480 297   1,185 Gwen Moore 484   531 283   1,298 6th Congressional District Tom Petri
    33 52 Joe Kallas    21     40
61 8th State Senate District Alberta Darling
515 30 595 359 34 1,533 Write-in 63 4 60 33 10 170 23rd State Assembly District Jim Ott
442 22 508 304 31 1,307 Cris Rogers 473 22 515 285 39 1,334

More election coverage

  • Election Central: A look back on the Election Day in Fox Point and Bayside
  • Presidential race: Obama carries Wisconsin
  • U.S. Senate race: It's Tammy over Tommy
  • 4th Congressional District: Moore is new North Shore congresswoman
  • Final Results: Area congressional and state legislative races
  • Final Results: Federal races in Wisconsin
  • Live Blog Replay: Revisit Patch's Election Day blog
  • Problems at the Poll: Overvoting creates some headaches
Rachael Ropel Herrenbruck November 07, 2012 at 07:31 AM
I'm very excited about the Obama victory. I've worked hard to get out the vote. I can only hope this will shut Bob McBride up for just a few days as I find his incessant complaining and crying very unappealing an very unmanly. I just hope for at least one week we have some change on the Patch comments that excludes Bob's whining.
Absolutelyfabulous November 07, 2012 at 12:33 PM
I listened to a very, very interesting interview on NPR (1st link) by Michael Lewis who spent 6 months interviewing and shadowing President Obama. Even the president said he was shocked at the roadblocks put up/tactics employed by opposing interests every time an initiative was put forth. DEFINITELY worth listening to for a true or as true as possible insight of what President Obama is faced with in office. "In Meetings, On The Court To Discover 'Obama's Way' " 39 minutes http://www.wbur.org/npr/161003362/michael-lewis-studies-obamas-way Article Barack Obama to Michael Lewis on a Presidential Loss of Freedom: “You Don’t Get Used to It—At Least, I Don’t” http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/09/barack-obama-michael-lewis#slide=1
morninmist November 07, 2012 at 07:59 PM
I have canvassed a lot also--talking to many folks. It was fun--and trying at times but mostly rewarding to see the end results.
Don Jacobs November 08, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Congratulations to the victors....now let's get to work and right the ship! A lot was promised us the last several months - time to deliver folks.


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