Rep. Knodl to run for state Senate seat

(The Middle Sq.) – The race for Wisconsin’s newly open eighth District Senate seat is coming into focus.

Rep. Dan Knodl, R-Germantown, on Thursday introduced he’s working to interchange Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, who’s retiring.

“At present, Wisconsin faces new challenges together with runaway inflation, assaults on parental rights, and efforts to defund our police. I’m working for the State Senate to make sure that the folks of the eighth Senate District proceed to have a confirmed common sense voice in Madison,” Knodl stated in a press release. “As State Senator, I’ll vote to help regulation enforcement, develop instructional alternatives, roll again bureaucratic overreach, and pursue continued tax reform.”

Darling introduced her retirement final week.

She served within the Wisconsin legislature for the reason that early Nineteen Nineties, spending most of her time within the Senate.

Knodl has represented a few third of Darling’s district within the Meeting since 2000. He has served as Assistant Majority Chief, Majority Caucus Chair, and at the moment chairs the Authorities Accountability and Oversight Committee.

Rep. Deb Andraca, D-Whitefish Bay, the Democrat who additionally serves a part of Darling’s district, final week introduced she isn’t working.

“After a protracted battle to flip my Meeting seat in 2020, adopted by a profitable battle to stop a supermajority within the Meeting in 2022, I wish to spend some non-campaign time with my household – particularly my youthful daughter who shall be leaving for faculty this fall,” Andraca stated.

The opposite state consultant in Darling’s district is Rep. Janel Brandtjen, R-Menomonee Falls. She has not stated what she plans to do about Darling’s seat. Brandtjen was not too long ago kicked out of the Republican caucus within the Meeting, and is anticipated to lose her committee chairmanship within the subsequent legislature.

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Darling’s eighth Senate District contains parts of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha counties.

There’s been no official announcement as to simply when the election to interchange her shall be. However it’s anticipated to fall in keeping with subsequent spring’s main and normal election dates.

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