Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2021-10-04 10:43:55 –
La Crosse, Wisconsin (AP) —State legislators announced on Monday that they would run for a seat in an open parliament representing southwestern Wisconsin.
Onalaska’s Democratic Senator Brad Pfaff told Lacrosse Tribune that he would run in the 3rd Congress district next year. Fuff won the Senate election last year after a Republican who manages the Chamber of Commerce voted not to identify him as the state’s chief of agriculture, effectively dismissing him from the post.
The Third Parliamentary District covers a range of counties along the western border of Wisconsin, including lacrosse and Eau Claire. Democrat Ron Kind, who has held seats for more than 24 years, announced in August that he would not seek re-election after slightly defeating Republican Derrick Van Oden. The Republicans planned to run the former Navy seal Van Oden against him again in 2022.
Pfaff has worked for Kind’s Parliamentary staff for over 12 years, and after working for the US Department of Agriculture from 2009 to 2017, Governor Tony Evers appointed him to the Cabinet.
He will face political newcomer Brett Knudsen in the Democratic primary. The winner will face Van Oden in the November 2022 general election.