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98th Assembly Primary Is Feb. 19

Special election for 98th assembly district, which includes portions of Waukesha, Sussex and Pewaukee, will be held April 2.

Gov. Scott Walker has called for the special election in the 98th Assembly District, a seat that is vacant because State Rep. Paul Farrow was elected to the 33rd Senate District on Dec. 4.

The election will be held April 2. If a primary election is necessary, it will be held Feb. 19.

A news release from Gov. Scott Walker does not state when candidates can begin circulating nomination papers. The Government Accountability Board website had no information about nomination papers as of 4:35 p.m. Monday.

“The dates are chosen according to statute and will coincide with guidelines for general spring elections and will therefore also reduce the cost to taxpayers,” said Governor Walker.

Four Republican candidates have announced their intentions to run: Matt Morzy, Adam Neylon, Todd Greenwald and Jeanne Tarantino. Eric Prudent, who ran and lost against Farrow in November, is running as a Democrat.

Steve Edlund December 18, 2012 at 12:31 PM
5 candidates for a state office and not one has a voting record as an elected official. There had better be some clear cut position statements from any candidate to win my vote. I don't vote for a candidate based on coat tail relationships. In fact I find that a reason to be skeptical.
Keith Best December 18, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Steve, Fair enough. Go to www.adamneylon.com to see his position statements. I'm sure he would be willing to listen to your concerns.
Jeanne Tarantino January 05, 2013 at 11:45 AM
Thank you to the people of the 98th Assembly District for your overwhelming support. With your help, we turned in the most petition signatures representing every municipality in the district. I look forward to earning the support of voters in the remaining 45 days of this campaign. Please visit my website www.TarantinoforAssembly.com It would be an honor and privilege to have your help as we continue our efforts to move our state forward.
ImConservative January 27, 2013 at 04:59 AM
Keith, why don't you let everyone know that you work for Neylon and that you are the person who leaked privileged information to uber-liberal Daniel Bice at the Journal Sentinel about Tarantino? You are also using the name Paul Ryan Rocks on that jsonline story. What a coward and a horrible example of a conservative you and Neylon are for doing that to a competing candidate.It is neanderthals like you that set our party back a hundred years. I hope you get blackballed out of the GOP when people realize how bad you made Walker and Kleefisch look. Please do not elect Keith Best for the Waukesha GOP position that he is slobbering all over to get.
Jeanne Tarantino February 05, 2013 at 02:14 PM
Dear Voters, Early voting has begun. I am asking for your vote and invite you to learn more about me by visiting: http://www.tarantinoforassembly.com/2013/02/05/two-weeks/ Thank you for your consideration. I can't wait to start working for you in Madison and helping to restore common sense in state government! Respectfully, Jeanne Tarantino Republican Candidate, State Assembly District 98 - Waukesha County

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