Bowen, Wikler file to run for state Dem chair

State Rep. David Bowen and MoveOn.org senior adviser Ben Wikler were the only candidates to file by Saturday’s deadline to run for state Dem chair.

The two will square off at the party’s June state convention to replace outgoing Chair Martha Laning, who opted against seeking another two-year term.

Bowen, the party’s first vice chair, is running on a ticket with Sauk County Democratic Party Chair Tammy Wood for first vice chair and UW-Madison student Alicia Lorta for 2nd vice chair.

Wikler is running on a ticket with Milwaukee County Board Supv. Felesia Martin for first vice chair and former state Senate candidate Lee Snodgrass for second vice chair.

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