Wed., March 12, 2014 | NEWS
Fall election candidates entering race
Schachtner, Quinn running for Assembly
Gregg Westigard | Staff writer
NORTHWEST WISCONSIN – The filing period for the fall election starts Tuesday, April 15, and candidates are emerging for positions on the November ballot.
The latest to join the race is Travis Schachtner, Somerset, who has registered with the Government Accountability Board as a Democratic candidate for the District 28 Assembly seat against incumbent Republican Erik Severson. Schachtner is a member of the St. Croix County Board. In District 75, the Democratic incumbent, Stephen Smith, has a Republican challenger, Romaine Robert Quinn, Rice Lake. Quinn is a former mayor of Rice Lake and the grandson of the Romaine Quinn who is the town chair of Birchwood and a member of the Washburn County Board. The third area Assembly member, Democrat Nick Milroy, does not yet have an opponent.
District 25 state Sen. Bob Jauch, Democrat, has said he is retiring. Running for that open seat are Janet Bewley, Democrat, and Dane Deutsch, Republican. Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, District 12, is in the middle of her four-year term and not up for election in 2014.
The fall ballot will also include contests for Congress, governor, attorney general, plus sheriff and clerk of court in each county.
District 7 Rep. Sean Duffy, Republican, is being challenged by Democrat Kelly Westlund. Mary Burke, Democrat, is running against Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen, Republican, is also stepping down. Four people, as of now, are running for that position, Republican Brad Schimel and Democrats Susan Happ, Ismael Ozanne and Jon Richards. An August primary would reduce that field to one Democrat.
More candidates may enter the contest before the April 15 start and the June 1 end of the filing period.