February 13, 2016

Special election called for 21st Assembly District

Governor Scott Walker has ordered a special election to fill a vacant seat in Wisconsin’s 21st State Assembly District. State Representative Mark Honadel officially resigned from the seat on Monday to take a job in the private sector.

Those interested in running for the seat will have until September 24th to file their nomination papers. If needed, partisan primaries will be held on October 22 and a special election to fill the seat will be held on November 19.

The cycle will follow the same time line as another special election in the 69th Assembly District, which is being held to fill a seat left vacant by former Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder. Suder left the Legislature earlier this month to take a job with the Public Service Commission.

The outcome of both elections will likely have little impact on the political make-up of the Legislature. Republicans still hold a 58-39 majority in the chamber, even with the two vacancies.

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