July 12th Recall Primary Ballot Names Told For 6 Wisconsin Districts And 48th Special
WISCONSINREPORT.COM (06/18/2011) - The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board has officially declared that primaries will be held July 12th in each of the State Senate Recall Election districts, not full recall voting on that date. The full recall election has been moved to August 9th due to the need for primaries. The July 12th Recall Primary has been called by the board because there were more than one challenger seeking the Democratic Party nomination that were approved by the board in each of the districts involved.
The Government Accountability Board June 17th approved the ballot placement and order for candidates running in six State Senate recall elections as well as the 48th Assembly District special election.
The candidates approved for ballot access in each district are as follows:
In State Senate District 2, currently represented by Sen. Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay); challenger candidates Nancy J. Nusbaum (D-Depere)and Otto C. Junkermann (D-Green Bay) were approved.
In State Senate District 8, currently represented by Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills); challenger candidates Gladys Huber (D-Mequon) and Sandra K. Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay) were approved.
In State Senate District 10, currently represented by Sen. Sheila Harsdorf(R-River Falls); challenger candidates Shelly Moore (D-River Falls) and Isaac Weix (D-Menomonie) were approved.
In State Senate District 14, currently represented by Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon); challenger candidates Rol Church (D-Wautoma) and Fred Clark (D-Baraboo) were approved.
In State Senate District 18, currently represented by Sen. Randy Hopper (R-Fond Du Lac); challenger candidates Jessica King (D-Oshkosh) and John D. Buckstaff (D-Oshkosh) were approved.
In State Senate District 32, currently represented by Sen. Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse); challenger candidates James D. Smith (D-La Crosse) and Jennifer Schilling (D-La Crosse) were approved.
There will be no Republican Party primary in any of the senate districts. The incumbent in each district will face the winner of the July 12th Democratic Primary in the recall election on August 9th.
The Government Accountability Board says three candidates submitted sufficient signatures on nomination papers but did not file the required statement of economic interests and under state law those candidates’ names cannot be placed on the ballot. Those candidates were Mert Summers in the 2nd District, Nicholas Brehm in the 8th District, and Robert Forseth in the 14th District.
In the 48th Assembly District, vacated due to the resignation of Representative Joe Parisi, candidates Vicky Selkowe (Madison), Bethany Ordaz (Madison), Chris Taylor (Madison), Fred Arnold (Madison), Andy Heidt (Madison), and Dave de Felice (Madison) were approved as candidates in the Democratic Party Primary on July 12th.
The deadline for the Board to receive any challenges to nomination papers was 4:30 p.m. June 17th. No challenges were received and therefore it will not be necessary for the Board to meet on Monday, June 20, as previously scheduled.
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