By Tim Kowols
State Senate District 1 will have its third election in four months when State Representative Andre Jacque and Washington Island resident Bill Nauta seek the Republican nomination. Rep. Jacque has represented Assembly District 2 since 2010 and recently lost his first attempt at the Senate seat during the June special election. Jacque says he is looking forward to addressing the several issues that have been brought up to him during his time on the campaign trail.
Nauta is a semi-retired military veteran who decided to run because he felt like he still had something to offer. Living on a military pension and Social Security has helped Nauta identify with district residents who sit at the kitchen table trying to pay their bills.
Jacque and Nauta are trying to unseat current State Senator Caleb Frostman, who is running unopposed in the Democratic primary. The fall primary will take place on August 14.