2020 Election results for three Ho-Chunk candidates

By Ardith Van Riper

     Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas wins a second term.  The Ho-Chunk Nation member made history in 2018 as one of the first two Native women elected to U.S. Congress.  Davids wins 53.4% over Amanda Adkins 43.8% in Kansas District 3.

     Democratic Tricia Zunker lost her bid to Republican Tom Tiffany for the Wisconsin 7th District congressional seat.  Zunker claimed 39.2% of votes to Tiffany’s 60.8%.

     Zunker serves as president of the Wausau School Board and an Associate Judge for the Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court.

     Amanda WhiteEagle came up short in the race against incumbent Treig Pronschinske for the Wisconsin State Assembly to represent District 92.  Pronschinske wins 17,270 votes to WhiteEagle’s 12,197 votes.

     WhiteEagle served as an Interim Chief Judge, Associate Judge, and the Ho-Chunk Nation’s Attorney General.  She serves as the Senior Tribal Counsel.