August 7 Second Congressional District Candidate Forum

PROFS is cosponsoring a forum featuring candidates in Wisconsin’s Second Congressional District Democratic primary on August 7. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison) is leaving the House of Representatives to run for the United States Senate, leaving the seat open for the first time since 1998. The University of Wisconsin-Madison and WISC-TV3 will host the event and ASPRO is a cosponsor.

Four Democrats will be on the August 14 ballot:

  • Dennis Hall, a cyber and electronic security consultant from Cambridge
  • State Representative Mark Pocan, a Madison small-business owner
  • State Representative Kelda Roys, a Madison attorney
  • Matt Silverman, a veteran and 2010 UW-Madison Law School graduate from Madison

The forum will be held Tuesday, August 7 at 7 pm in the DeLuca Forum in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 North Orchard Street. WISC-TV3 editorial director Neil Heinen will moderate and take questions from political science professor Ken Mayer and political reporter Jessica Arp. Refreshments will be served.

The winner of the primary will face Republican Chad Lee and Independent Rocky Ison in November. A general election candidate forum is planned for October.