BALSAM LAKE – Today, State Rep. Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) announced his intent to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls). Earlier today, Governor Walker announced he was appointing Senator Harsdorf to serve as the next DATCP Secretary. This will leave open the seat held by Senator Harsdorf since 2000. The seat will be filled in a special election which will likely occur in the next couple months.
Jarchow has served as the State Representative for 28th Assembly District since 2015, and is proud to announce that he has been endorsed by a number of current and former Republican State Representatives from the 10th Senate District including sitting Representative Rob Stafsholt (R-New Richmond) and former Representatives Erik Severson (R-Osceola), Dean Knudson (R-Hudson), John Murtha (R-Baldwin), Andy Lamb (R-Menomonie) and Mark Pettis (R-Hertel). Adam is also endorsed by a number of local government leaders including former St. Croix County Board Chair Daryl Standafer and former Polk County Board Chair, Bob Blake.
Rep. Knudson said, “I’m excited to endorse Adam Jarchow for State Senate. He has proven he is principled, smart, hard-working, and independent. He’s the rare politician who actually does exactly what he says and doesn’t let special interests influence his votes.”
Rep. Stafsholt commented, “As an avid outdoorsman, I am thankful to have someone like Adam fighting for our hunting, fishing, and Second Amendment rights. As a farmer, it’s comforting to know that in Adam, we will continue to have a strong voice for agriculture and small business in the Wisconsin State Senate.”
Jarchow said, “I am humbled and honored to seek the Senate Seat currently held by my friend Sheila Harsdorf. For the past 17 years, Sheila has fought (and won) for our part of the state. I have had a chance to work with Sheila and have co-authored several bills with her. If elected, I am committed to carrying on her legacy of commonsense and tenacious commitment to representing the good people of the Northwestern Wisconsin in the State Senate.”
Jarchow lives outside Balsam Lake with his wife of 15 years, Barbara, and their 4-year old twins Bo and Megan. He graduated from Clear Lake High School and was the first in his family to graduate from college. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in finance and a law degree. In addition to his work in the Assembly, Jarchow has practiced law in Northwestern Wisconsin for nearly a decade. He serves on the Board of the Polk County Economic Development Corporation, is a member of the Apple River Volunteer Fire Department, and an active community member.
For more information, visit adamjarchow.com.