Fall election season underway

New candidates for Assembly and Congress

Gregg Westigard | Staff writer

NORTHWEST WISCONSIN – The 2018 fall election is nine months away but new candidates are starting to enter the field. The latest candidates listed on the Wisconsin Election Commission website are Kim Butler, Balsam Lake, running for the 28th Assembly District and David Beeksma, Ashland, running for the 7th Congressional District.

They join a growing list of candidates that includes the names of 28 people running for governor. New candidates are required to register their campaigns before they start collecting funds.

Locally one state Senate seat and three Assembly seats will be on the November ballot and several of the incumbents have already renewed their nomination status on the WEC site. Those listed include Janet Bewley, 25th Senate District, and Adam Jarchow, 28th Assembly District. Incumbent Assembly members Nick Milroy, District 73, and Romaine Quinn, District 75, are also expected to run for re-election. Incumbents are not required to amend their WEB registration statements until a later date.

The fall Wisconsin election ballot will include the offices of U.S. senator, 7th Congressional District, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state treasurer, half the state senators and all Assembly members. At the county level, sheriffs and clerks of court will be elected.

Candidates can start collecting signatures on their nomination papers April 15 and must turn in their papers by June 1. The primary election date is Tuesday, Aug. 14 and the general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 6.