By Tim Kowols
As Wisconsin waits for the legal opinion of the United States Supreme Court over the next two weeks, State Senate candidates Andre Jacque and Caleb Frostman have offered differing views on redistricting. The current maps are the subject of the Supreme Court case where opponents argue districts were drawn to benefit the Republican Party unfairly. They would like to see districts drawn by a non-partisan, independent agency like how it is done in Iowa. Republican candidate and current State Representative Jacque is open to looking at the Iowa model but also does not see a huge issue with how the maps are currently drawn.
Democratic candidate Frostman called the practice of gerrymandering a huge issue and “a scourge on our society.”
Jacque and Frostman will face each other in the special election on June 12. Both candidates turned in their nomination papers for the fall election, but Jacque will once again face a primary challenge. Washington Island resident Bill Nauta filed his papers on Friday while Jacque’s special election primary opponent Alex Renard did not. You can listen to full interviews with both candidates online with this story.