Votes are in: Borkowski leads Carpenter in Milwaukee special election

MILWAUKEE -- The votes are in and for now, it appears Milwaukee County Supervisor Mark Borkowski edged State Senator Tim Carpenter in a special election to fill Milwaukee's 11th Aldermanic District seat.

Borkowski pulled in 51 percent of the vote -- beating Carpenter by just 89 votes. The tally as of Tuesday night, August 18th was Borkowski 2,273 votes to Carpenter's 2,184 votes. Keep in mind these results are not totally final -- late-arriving absentee ballots and provisional ballots will be tabulated on Friday.

The seat needed to be filled after the sudden death of Alderman Joe Dudzik. He died in May after crashing his motorcycle on the city’s southwest side.