By Tim Kowols and Paul Schmitt
Dane County Circuit Judge Josann Reynolds ordered Governor Scott Walker Thursday to call special elections for both Senate District 1 and Assembly District 42 by next week, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate District 1, which covers Door and Kewaunee County, was represented by Frank Lasee until he resigned in December to take a job in Governor Scott Walker’s administration. Campaign advisor Dylan Lange told DoorCountyDailyNews.com that Alex Renard, who announced his candidacy earlier this month, would run for the post if a special election is called.
Senator Dave Hansen, a vocal opponent of the decision to not host a special election, said in a news release “The decision by Judge Reynolds that Governor Walker should immediately call special elections in the 1st Senate District and 42nd Assembly District is a victory for anyone who still believe in democracy and that the people deserve to have their concerns represented in the Legislature.”