It’s a bit early–the filing deadline is Monday, June 1, but a number of local people seeking elected office have already had their nomination paper signatures validated by the Wisconsin Elections Commission, including Democrat Nate Zimdars who is seeking election to the 41st State Assembly post being vacated by Republican Joan Ballweg.
Zimdars, by virtue of his being the only Democrat seeking the seat in Madison, will not face an opponent in a partisan primary on Aug. 11.
Several Republicans, however, have had their nomination signatures validated, which means there will be a Republican partisan primary on Aug. 11.
Gary Will, the former mayor of Ripon, and Alex Dallman, a staffer for Republican Congressman Glen Grothman, will face off on Aug. 11.
As of today, two candidates for the 6th Congressional District, including Democrat Jessica King, have submitted the required number of valid signatures. The other candidate is incumbent Republican Glenn Grothman. If they are the only candidates with the required valid signatures, they will be on the Nov. 3 ballot.
A second Democrat, Matt Boor, has taken out nomination papers for the seat in Congress, but the Election Commission did not include him on its list of candidates submitting the required valid signatures on its 12 a.m., May 28 report. If Boor comes up with the required valid signatures by the June 1 deadline, he and King will meet in a partisan primary on Aug. 3.