Mike Hahn of Beloit is running for the 45th Assembly District, but he won't be around for the election in November. He's been called up by the Army to serve in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. But the Republican plans on continuing his campaign out the "commitment" he made to himself and his supporters to address the serious issues facing district.
"I'm not going to quit on those," says the Beloit Republican.
The campaign will utilize a spokesman and rely heavily on volunteers while he's gone. The National Guardsman leaves September 7 and is not certain for how long he'll be deployed. He may not return in time for the start of the legislative session in January.
Hahn is running against incumbent Democrat Chuck Benedict.
(Stan Strickler-WCLO contributed to this report)