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Governor Orders Special Elections for Three Assembly Seats

February 23, 2011

MADISON, WI – Governor Scott Walker has ordered a special election for May 3, 2011 to fill three vacant seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly. 

In an executive order signed Monday February 22, Governor Walker ordered the special election for Assembly Districts 60, 83 and 94.  Those seats became vacant when the legislators accepted positions in the Walker Administration.

Candidates interested in running for the vacant seats may now circulate nominating petitions, which will be due at the Government Accountability Board by 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2011.  Candidates must have a minimum of 200 signatures to get on the ballot.  Information for candidates about getting on the ballot is available on the G.A.B. website:

If primaries are necessary in any of the districts, they will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, concurrent with the Spring Election.

Assembly District 60 includes parts of Ozaukee and Washington counties, and was represented by Mark Gottlieb.  Assembly District 83 includes parts of Waukesha, Walworth and Racine counties, and was represented by Scott L. Gunderson.  Assembly District 94 includes parts of La Crosse and Monroe counties, and was represented by Michael D. Huebsch.

A copy of Executive Order 15 is attached.

Note: On February 28, Governor Walker issued Executive Order 16, correcting technical errors in Executive Order 15.  EO-16 is attached below.


For more information, contact: 

Reid Magney, public information officer, 608-267-7887

Executive Order 15.pdf124.27 KB
Executive Order 16.pdf1006.59 KB
NR GAB Governor Orders Special Election 02-23-2011.pdf17.42 KB