State senate candidates face off tonight at Unity School

BALSAM LAKE – The League of Women Voters Upper St. Croix Valley invites the public to hear the candidates running for State Senate District 10 at a forum this evening, Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Unity High School Performing Arts Center. The event begins at 5:30 pm with an informal “meet & greet.” After a short welcome and introduction session beginning at 6:00 pm, candidates will have time to present personal statements. From 6:30 to 8:00 pm, candidates will participate in a forum session responding to written questions from the audience.

Three candidates are running in a special election for Wisconsin Senate District 10 seat: Republican Adam Jarchow, Democrat Patty Schachtner, and Libertarian Brian Corriea.

State Senate District 10 includes most of Burnett, Polk, Saint Croix, and Pierce counties, and part of Dunn County. The senate seat became vacant when Senator Sheila Harsdorf was appointed as the Wisconsin State Agriculture Secretary this past fall.

A primary election was held on Tuesday, December 19th. Jarchow won the Republican primary with 56% of the vote and Schachtner won the Democrat primary with 70% of the vote. The special election will be held on Tuesday, January 16 with polls open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. The League of Women Voters encourages citizens to exercise their right to vote.

 The Unity High School Performing Arts Center is located at 1908 150th St., Highway 46N in Balsam Lake.

The League of Women Voters Upper St. Croix Valley is a nonpartisan organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government. Membership is open to men and women. To learn more visit