Callahan takes oath of office in district
TINA L. SCOTT
State Representative Calvin Callahan was inaugurated last week and took the oath of office, before Lincoln County Judge Robert Russell, to serve as representative of the 35th Assembly District of the State of Wisconsin.
“Thank you again to all the voters of the 35th Assembly District that cast their ballots and for their support in the election,” State Representative Calvin Callahan said. “I look forward to bringing the voices of the 35th to Madison and ensuring a bright future for generations to come.”
Prior to running for 35th Assembly District Representative, Callahan was, and still is, active in Lincoln County government. He was elected to the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors for District 13 in the April 2018 election, following a recount in which he defeated incumbent Kirby Crosby by a slim margin of just 16 votes (75-59). Callahan ran again and was re-elected to the County Board in April 2020, as well.
Callahan then ran for 35th Assembly District in the Aug. 11, 2020, Partisan Primary Election where he won a landslide victory over fellow Republican challenger Don Nelson with 2,469 votes (73.16% overall). He went on to run against and defeat Democratic candidate Tyler Ruprecht of Merrill in the November 3, 2020, General ELection, winning with 10,073 votes (62.58% overall).