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Special Elections Called for 4th Senate District and 8th Congressional District PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 14 May 2024 13:57

mike-gallagher-speaksSpecial election needed to replace Mike Gallagher, who resigned in April, will coincide with normal Congressional election cycle.

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #225, calling a special election for the 4th Senate District, and Executive Order #226, calling a special election for the 8th Congressional District.

The 4th Senate District seat is currently vacant due to the resignation of State Sen. Lena Taylor following her appointment to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. The 8th Congressional District seat is currently vacant due to the resignation of U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher.

tony-eversIn Executive Order #225, Gov. Evers ordered the special election for the 4th Senate District to be held on July 30, 2024. If a primary is necessary, it will be held on July 2, 2024. Circulation of nomination papers for candidates may begin today, May 14, 2024, and must be filed by 5 p.m. on June 4, 2024.

Executive Order #225 is available here.

In Executive Order #226, Gov. Evers ordered the special election for the 8th Congressional District to be held on Nov. 5, 2024, coinciding with the 2024 general election. If a primary is necessary, it will be held on Aug. 13, 2024, coinciding with the 2024 partisan primary. Circulation of nomination papers for candidates may begin today, May 14, 2024, and must be filed by 5 p.m. on June 1, 2024.

Executive Order #226 is available here.


Dr. Kristin Lyerly has announced her intent to run for the vacant seat.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 May 2024 14:15
 
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