By Tim Kowols
Barring any write-in campaigns, Rep. Joel Kitchens will look to retain his seat in the Wisconsin Assembly against Baileys Harbor Town Board member Roberta Thelen. The Sturgeon Bay Republican is proud of the strides he has helped make during his two previous terms, especially being able to bring conservationists and farmers together on the district’s groundwater concerns. Rep. Kitchens says he is running again because there is certainly more work to be done.
Thelen was a last minute entry to the race, registering as an independent. She has been a member of the Baileys Harbor Town Board for nine years in addition to being a part of other local organizations. Thelen says she wants to make sure people understand how important it is to vote.
Assembly District 1 covers Door, Kewaunee, and parts of Brown counties. The general election is November 6.