Republican State Senator Luther Olsen

State Senator Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) has decided not to seek reelection this fall to the 14th Senate District. Assemblywoman Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) in a coordinated move, will be here party’s choice to replace Olsen. Ballweg, like Olsen, a long-time fixture within the GOP, currently represents the 41st Assembly District. Had he stayed in the race, Olsen would have faced either Nate Zimdars or Joni Anderson in the fall. Zimdars and Olsen will compete in a primary election in August.