Special Election Today

Three special elections will be held in the state today, Tuesday, November 19.

Voters in the 21st and 69th Assembly Districts will choose new representatives, while voters in the 82nd Assembly District may cast votes in a Republican primary. A general election in that district will be held Tuesday, December 17.

  • 21st AD: Democrat Elizabeth Coppola of Milwaukee will face Republican Jessie Rodriguez of Franklin. The winner will fill the seat vacated by former Representative Mark Honadel (R-South Milwaukee) who resigned for an unspecified job opportunity. He later announced he took a position with Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin.
  • 69th AD: Republican Bob Kulp of Stratford will face Democrat Kenneth Slezak of Neillsville. The top vote-getter will replace former Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder (R-Abbottford) who announced he was leaving the legislature for a position with the Public Service Commission. Suder never took the job and instead became a lobbyist with the Wisconsin Paper Council.
  • 82nd AD: Four candidates are on the Republican ballot — Steven Becker, Shari Hanneman, and Ken Skowronski, all of Franklin, and Stephanie Mares of Greendale. The winner of this race will face Democrat John Hermes of Greendale on December 17. The seat was vacated earlier this year by Jeff Stone who resigned to take the PSC position first offered to Scott Suder.