By Tim Kowols
Special elections to fill two vacant seats in the state, including the Senate district covering Door and Kewaunee Counties, will take place on June 12 following Governor Scott Walker’s announcement Thursday. Special legislation was sought to block the elections, with many Republicans calling it “meaningless” and “a waste of money” according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Democrats countered by saying special elections could have occurred sooner. Only Door County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Caleb Frostman and Republican Alex Renard have announced their candidacy for the special elections. Prospective candidates can begin circulating their nomination papers today to beat the filing deadline of April 17. A primary, if necessary, would take place May 15.