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Cavalier Johnson and Bob Donovan advance to Milwaukee's mayoral general election

The field for Milwaukee's first open mayoral race since 2004 has been narrowed down to two candidates.

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson and former Alder Bob Donovan won Tuesday's mayoral primary and will advance to the April 5 general election. The candidates are campaigning to fill the remaining two years of former mayor Tom Barrett's term after he left his post to become the U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg.

Johnson claimed 42% of the vote, while Donovan followed at 22%.

Five other candidates were on the ballot. Sen. Lena Taylor claimed 12.8% of the vote, followed by Ald. Marina Dimitrijevic at 12.2% and Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas at 9.55%. Businessman Michael Sampson and activist Ieshuh Griffin both claimed less than 1%.

Tuesday night Lucas also confirmed that he will not be running for sheriff again. So far six candidates have filed to run for that position.

You can find information on how to register to vote in the spring election and on how to vote by mail here.