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Thursday, January 3, 2013

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Spring candidates file nomination papers

State Superintendent Tony Evers and Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack had drawn challengers in their re-election bids this spring.

Evers and GOP state Rep. Don Pridemore filed their nomination papers for the spring election for state superintendent.

In the state Supreme Court race, Marquette Law Professor Edward Fallone and lemon law lawyer Vince Megna have filed their nomination papers for the seat, as has Roggensack. If the signatures are accepted, a primary would be held Feb. 19 with the top two vote getters advancing to the April 2 general election.

Neither of the Court of Appeals incumbents – Mark Gundrum in District 2 or Paul Lundsten in District 4 – drew challengers. Eau Claire County Circuit Court Judge Lisa Stark is the only person to file for the vacant District 3 Court of Appeals seat.

Meanwhile, the special election for Waukesha County’s heavily Republican 98th AD seat looks to be crowded, as five GOP candidates have filed nomination papers. They are: Jeanne Tarantino, former chief of staff for Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch; Pewaukee Police Chief Ed Baumann; small business owner Adam Neylon; Marquette University student Matt Morzy; and Pewaukee resident Todd Greenwald.

The winner would succeed Paul Farrow, R-Pewaukee. He was recently elected to the state Senate to fill the vacancy created when Rich Zipperer resigned to join Gov. Scott Walker’s staff.

See the GAB list of all candidates registered for the spring races here.

 -- By Jason Smathers


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