State Rep. Mary Felzkowski announced today she will run this fall for the Senate seat of fellow Republican Tom Tiffany, who’s running in a May special election for the 7th CD.

Tiffany, R-Minocqua, planned to join Felzkowski, R-Irma, at two of her announcement events today in the northern Wisconsin 12th Senate District.

“As a state representative, I have been proud to work alongside leaders like Governor Scott Walker and State Senator Tom Tiffany to protect our Second Amendment rights, fight against job-killing regulations and usher in bold reforms that have saved taxpayers billions and made our economy strong,” Felzkowski said. “I will continue that fight in the State Senate and make sure we have a strong voice down in Madison.”

Felzkowski, first elected to the Assembly in 2012, serves as assistant majority leader this session and previously served two terms on the powerful Joint Finance Committee. She also owns an insurance agency.

Under state law, any vacancy in a legislative seat occurring before the second Tuesday in May of an election year “shall be filled as promptly as possible by special election.” But May 12 is the second Tuesday in May this year, and Gov. Tony Evers scheduled the congressional election for that day, in part, to avoid having to call another election to fill a legislative seat if a sitting lawmaker won the northern Wisconsin district.

Tiffany faces Dem Tricia Zunker in the special election.

See the release here.

 

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