By Tim Kowols
De Pere resident Alex Renard will force a Republican primary this fall after entering the First Senate District race on Tuesday. The 24-year-old Renard is currently the operations manager at his family’s Renco Machine Company, which serves several different industries across the nation. Renard says he would like to help address the state’s infrastructure needs and the area’s water concerns.
Renard is slated to face state Representative Andre Jacque in the Republican primary. No Democrats have announced a bid for the First Senate District seat, which was vacated by Frank Lasee after he left to take a role in Governor Scott Walker’s administration.