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3 Democrats Vie For Open Wisconsin Assembly Seat

Winner Will Replace Rep. Peter Barca, Who Has Held Seat Since 2009

Wisconsin Assembly chamber
Royan Broll (CC-BY-SA)

Three Democrats are squaring off in a special election primary for an open Assembly seat representing parts of Kenosha and Racine counties, including where the massive Foxconn Technology Group project is located.

Democrats running in Tuesday’s primary are Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Tip McGuire, community organizer Gina Walkington and U.S. Air Force veteran and chauffeur Spencer Zimmerman.

The winner will advance to face Republican Mark Stalker, a former Kenosha school board member.

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The general election is April 30. The winner will replace Peter Barca, who resigned after Gov. Tony Evers picked him to lead the state Revenue Department.

The seat has been reliably Democratic for decades. Barca has held it since 2009.