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School Board Member Wins State Senate Special Election

From Wisconsin Public Radio:

Democrats pulled off a political upset in the election for Wisconsin’s 10th state Senate seat Tuesday, capturing a district that Republicans have held since 2001 and that President Donald Trump won handily just 14 months ago.

Results reported Tuesday night by county clerks showed Democrat Patty Schachtner, of Somerset, defeating Republican Rep. Adam Jarchow, of Balsam Lake by a 55-44 percent margin.

Shortly after the numbers came out, Jarchow took to social media to concede the race.

“I just called Patty Schachtner and congratulated her on her victory tonight,” said Jarchow. “I look forward to working with her as our new state Senator. Thank you to all who worked so hard for our campaign.”

Schachtner is the first Democrat to hold the 10th Senate seat since 2000.

Schachtner is also a school board member from the School District of Somerset.

Special Election for State Legislature Next Tuesday, Jan. 16

The special election for three seats in the state legislature, one state Senate seat and two state Assembly seats, is happening next Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  Here are the seats and candidates that are vying for them:

State Senate District 10 – Parts of Burnett, Dunn, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties

Dem: Patty Schachnter is the St. Croix County medical examiner and a Somerset School Board member from the town of Star Prairie.

GOP: Adam Jarchow has been in the state Assembly since  2014 representing the 28th Assembly District and is an attorney from Balsam Lake. Continue reading Special Election for State Legislature Next Tuesday, Jan. 16

Special Election Primary Results

Results are in for the primary special election held on Tuesday, December 19 to fill vacant seats in the state legislature.  The general special election is scheduled to follow on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

State Senate District 10 – Parts of Burnett, Dunn, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties

GOP: State Rep. Adam Jarchow (Balsam Lake, pictured) defeated state Rep. Shannon Zimmerman (River Falls). Continue reading Special Election Primary Results

Special Elections Set for State Legislature

Nomination papers have been filed and the fields are set for three special elections ordered by Governor Walker for seats in the state legislature.  Senate District 10 was vacated when Sheila Harsdorf was appointed Secretary of the Dept. of Ag, Trade & Consumer Protection, Assembly District 58 was vacated by the death of Rep. Bob Gannon and Assembly District 66 was vacated by Rep. Cory Mason being elected Mayor of Racine.

The primary election will be held on Tuesday, December 19 with the general election to follow on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  Below are the candidates on the ballot in each race according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission: Continue reading Special Elections Set for State Legislature

Senator Sheila Harsdorf Appointed New DATCP Secretary

State Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) has been appointed to be the new Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP) by Gov. Scott Walker. This will create an open state Senate seat in her Northwestern Wisconsin district that will require a special election, possibly in January.

From Wispolitics.com:

Gov. Scott Walker today appointed GOP state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf the first female DATCP secretary, calling the longtime lawmaker “an excellent fit to lead the agency.” Continue reading Senator Sheila Harsdorf Appointed New DATCP Secretary