Amidst growing concern over a vacant legislative seat in the state assembly from Madison, Governor Walker said he would call for an election at a time when the greatest majority of district residents would be available to vote.More >>
MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker called a special election to fill the seat vacated by newly elected Dane County Executive Joe Parisi.
Governor Walker issued an executive order. The primary for the 48th Assembly District will take place on July 12, and the special election will take place on August 9.
The Governor's office said they chose the date "to coincide with other elections being conducted across the state to reduce the cost to taxpayers where possible and make it easier for the Government Accountability Board to administer these elections."
Parisi, a Democrat, resigned from the Assembly in May when he won the election for Dane County Executive. There are several candidates already lined up to fill his seat.
The election for Parisi's seat will take place on the same day three Senate Republicans are facing a recall election.