Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Special Elections, Recalls, Recounts Update from the Non-Partisan Legislative Reference Bureau

Special election results

Voters in three Assembly districts went to the polls on May 3 to fill seats made vacant by Governor Walker's appointment of three former Republican legislators to executive branch positions. Republican candidates won in two of the districts, and a Democratic candidate won the third seat.

60th Assembly District (Formerly represented by Mark Gottlieb)

  • Duey Stroebel (R) of Saukville defeated Rick Aaron (D) of Bayside

83rd Assembly District (Formerly represented by Scott Gunderson)

  • Dave Craig (R) of Big Bend defeated James Brownlow (D) of Muskego

94th Assembly District (Formerly represented by Mike Huebsch)

  • Steve Doyle (D) of Onalaska defeated John Lautz (R) of West Salem

For more information on the special legislative elections, see the Government Accountability Board.

Supreme Court Recount

As of 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, the Government Accountability Board reports that approximately 75% of the ballots for Supreme Court Justice have been recounted. See the GAB Web site for recount information.

Legislator Recalls

Nine of the 18 recall committees registered with the Government Accountability Board (GAB) have filed petitions, and claimed to have the required number of signatures required for a recall election.

The senators subject to these potential recalls include six Republicans (Robert Cowles, Alberta Darling, Sheila Harsdorf, Randy Hopper, Dan Kapanke, and Luther Olsen) and three Democrats (Dave Hansen, Jim Holperin, and Robert Wirch ). The petitions are currently being reviewed for sufficiency by GAB. The GAB site also shows the recall committees that did not file the necessary signatures by their respective deadlines.

On May 5, GAB alerted local officials of its plan to schedule recall elections on July 12, 2011.


SOURCE:  State of Wisconsin, Legislative Reference Bureau:  http://legis.wisconsin.gov/spotlight/index.htm

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