October 31, 2014

Candidates submit signatures for spring ballot

Both candidates for Wisconsin public school superintendent appeared to have secured their places on the spring ballot Wednesday, after turning in nominating signatures to the state Government Accountability Board.

Incumbent Tony Evers brought in more than 5,000 signatures, although under the law, he could only submit 4,000. State law requires candidates for state superintendent to turn in 2,000 valid signatures to appear on the spring ballot.

Evers’ challenger, state Assembly Republican Don Pridemore, initially submitted just 2,085. However, the GAB says Pridemore did deliver an additional 476 signatures before today’s deadline.

The three announced candidates for the State Supreme Court have also filed their papers to meet Wednesday’s deadline. Incumbent Justice Pat Roggensack filed 4,000 signatures last week, and Marquette law professor Ed Fallone turned in 3,200 on Wednesday. Milwaukee Lemon Law attorney Vince Megna also filed his signatures today.

Wednesday was also the filing deadline for local government and school board contests throughout the state this spring.