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Democratic state senator to run for treasurer

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MADISON (WKOW) -- State Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) says he will run for Milwaukee city treasurer next year.

The election for the city post is April 3, 2012, so the 51-year-old will not have to give up his seat in the state Senate unless he wins.

Carpenter was first elected to the state Assembly in 1984 and has been in the Senate since 2002. He is vying to replace longtime Milwaukee Treasurer Wayne Whittow, who announced last month that he is retiring after 36 years as treasurer.

The deadline for candidates to file their papers is January 3. If there are more than two candidates, a primary will be held February 21.

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