Special primary elections to be held in Wisconsin Assembly District – Ballotpedia News
A special electoral primary will be held on June 15 for District 37 of the Wisconsin State Assembly. Cathy Houchin, Steve Kauffeld, Nick Krueger, Jennifer Meinhardt, William Penterman, Nathan Pollnow, Jenifer Quimby and Spencer Zimmerman are running for the Republican primary. Pete Adams is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Stephen Ratzlaff Jr. is running as an independent candidate. The general election will take place on July 13, and the winner of the special election will hold office until January 2023.
The seat became vacant on April 23 after John Jagler (R) was sworn in to the Wisconsin State Senate. He won a special election for District 13 of the State Senate on April 6. Jagler represented District 37 since 2013. He was re-elected in 2020 with 56% of the vote.
As the special election approaches, Republicans have a 60-38 majority in the Wisconsin assembly with one seat vacant. Wisconsin has a divided government, and no political party has a trio of state government. A trifecta exists when a political party simultaneously holds the post of governor and the majority in both legislative chambers of the state.
As of June, 39 special legislative elections were scheduled for 2021 in 17 states. Between 2011 and 2020, an average of 75 special elections were held each year. Wisconsin held 19 special state legislative elections from 2011 to 2020.