The League of Women Voters Upper St. Croix Valley is providing an opportunity for the public to meet the primary candidates for State Senate District 10 at an event on Wednesday, December 13th, at the Milltown Community Center. The event begins at 6:30 pm with an hour-long informal "meet & greet" with refreshments. At 7:30 pm, the candidates will have 10 minutes each to give personal introductions and make political position statements.
Five candidates are running in the primary: Republicans Shannon Zimmerman and Adam Jarchow; and Democrats Reuben Herfindahl, John Calabrese, and Patty Schachtner. Libertarian Brian Corriea is also invited to attend this event and will be on the ballot for the January special election.
State Senate District 10 includes most of Burnett, Polk, Saint Croix, and Pierce counties, and part of Dunn County. The senate seat became vacant when Senator Sheila Harsdorf was appointed as the Wisconsin State Agriculture Secretary this fall.
The primary election will be held on Tuesday, December 19th. The short timeline makes this event particularly important for residents of the northern counties. The primary election determines the final slate of candidates that will run in the special election scheduled for Tuesday, January 16th. The League of Women Voters Upper St. Croix Valley will hold a Candidate Forum on January 4th at the Unity High School Performing Arts Center. Save the date!
The Milltown Community Center is located at 301 2nd Avenue SW in Milltown.