February 12, 2016

Special election set for Stone’s seat

There are now three special elections for Wisconsin Assembly seats between now and the end of the year. Dates were set today for replacing Assembly Republican Jeff Stone of Greendale, who has stepped down to take a new job with the state Public Service Commission. Candidates for Stone’s seat can start circulating nomination papers today. They must be filed by 5 pm next Tuesday. A primary, if needed, would be held November 19th, with a general election December 17th.

Meanwhile, primaries for the other two Assembly seats will be held a week from today. In central Wisconsin, five people are running for the seat given up by Republican Scott Suder. Four are Republicans — Scott Noble and Alanna Feddick of Marshfield, Tommy Dahlen of Granton, and Bob Kulp of Stratford. That winner will face Democrat Ken Slezak of Neillsville November 19th.

There’s also a GOP primary next Tuesday for the Assembly post given up by Mark Honadel of South Milwaukee. Five Republicans are on the ballot — Ken Gehl, Jason Red Arnold, Terry Gamble, Jessie Rodriguez, and Chris Kujawa. The primary winner faces Democrat Elizabeth Coppola on November 19th.

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