Gov. Walker Sets July 21 Special Election to Fill Farrow’s Seat

Gov. Scott Walker has called a July 21 special election to fill the state Senate seat of Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee), who plans to resign July 17.

Sen. Farrow, who currently chairs the Senate Education Reform Committee and has been a leading voice in the debate over school accountability, was elected as the Waukesha County executive on April 4.  He is resigning to focus full-time on his new position and duties.

Under the governor’s special election call, nomination papers can be circulated starting today with a deadline to file May 26.

Rep. Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield and Brian Dorow, an associate dean at Waukesha County Technical College, have both announced plans to run as Republicans in special election race for the 33rd State Senate District seat, which leans heavily to the GOP.