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Evers calls for special election to fill 8th Congressional District seat

Evers calls for special election to fill 8th Congressional District seat

Source: Civic Media

May 14, 2024 8:47 AM CDT
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GREEN BAY, WI – (WISS & WGBW) – Governor Tony Evers is calling for special elections to fill the 8th Congressional District left vacated when U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher resigned. 

The election will be held on November 5th this year. The primary will be held August 13th. Nomination papers for candidates can begin circulating today and must be filed by June 1st. 

The district ranges from Marinette and Door Counties to the north down to Calumet County and parts of Winnebago County to the south.

Republicans Andre Jacque, Tony Wied, and Roger Roth have announced their bid for the seat, as has Democrat Kristin Lyerly.

Press Release

Gov. Evers Calls Special Elections for the 4th Senate District and 8th Congressional District

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #225, calling a special election for the 4th Senate District, and Executive Order #226, calling a special election for the 8th Congressional District.

The 4th Senate District seat is currently vacant due to the resignation of State Sen. Lena Taylor following her appointment to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. The 8th Congressional District seat is currently vacant due to the resignation of U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher.

In Executive Order #225, Gov. Evers ordered the special election for the 4th Senate District to be held on July 30, 2024. If a primary is necessary, it will be held on July 2, 2024. Circulation of nomination papers for candidates may begin today, May 14, 2024, and must be filed by 5 p.m. on June 4, 2024.

Executive Order #225 is available here.

In Executive Order #226, Gov. Evers ordered the special election for the 8th Congressional District to be held on Nov. 5, 2024, coinciding with the 2024 general election. If a primary is necessary, it will be held on Aug. 13, 2024, coinciding with the 2024 partisan primary. Circulation of nomination papers for candidates may begin today, May 14, 2024, and must be filed by 5 p.m. on June 1, 2024.

Executive Order #226 is available here

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