Gov. Scott Walker has called for the special election in the 98th Assembly District, a seat that is vacant because State Rep. Paul Farrow was elected to the 33rd Senate District on Dec. 4.
The election will be held April 2. If a primary election is necessary, it will be held Feb. 19.
A news release from Gov. Scott Walker does not state when candidates can begin circulating nomination papers. The Government Accountability Board website had no information about nomination papers as of 4:35 p.m. Monday.
“The dates are chosen according to statute and will coincide with guidelines for general spring elections and will therefore also reduce the cost to taxpayers,” said Governor Walker.
Four Republican candidates have announced their intentions to run: Matt Morzy, Adam Neylon, Todd Greenwald and Jeanne Tarantino. Eric Prudent, who ran and lost against Farrow in November, is running as a Democrat.