Extension of Filing Deadline for Office of Dane County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 3

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MADISON, WI – The filing deadline for the office of Dane County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 3 at the 2016 Spring Election has been extended 72 hours.  Any qualified persons interested in running for this office may file the necessary documents to run no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2016.

The reason for the extension is that the incumbent, Judge James R. Troupis, did not file a Notification of Noncandidacy form with the Government Accountability Board, which was due December 28.  Judge Troupis, who was appointed to fill a vacant seat in May 2015, did not file papers to run for the office by today’s filing deadline.  

Wisconsin law provides that the filing deadline is extended if an incumbent chooses not to run for the position he or she currently holds and does not file a Notification of Noncandidacy form.  If an incumbent officeholder does not file the Notification of Noncandidacy and does not submit the required documents for ballot access by the filing deadline, all candidates for that office (other than the incumbent) may submit ballot access documents no later than 72 hours after the original filing deadline.  

Persons who wish to run for this office may do so by filing a Campaign Registration Statement (GAB-1), Declaration of Candidacy (GAB-162), at least 200 but no more than 400 signatures of qualified voters of Dane County on form GAB-169 no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2016 in the office of the Government Accountability Board. The Statement of Economic Interests GAB-901 must be filed by Monday, January 11.

 

For more information, contact

Reid Magney, Public Information Officer, 608-267-7887, reid.magney@wi.gov