A special election to replace Sen. Rich Zipperer, R-Pewaukee, who left the Senate to take a top administrative position with Gov. Scott Walker’s staff, will be held Dec. 4.
Walker announced Tuesday that interested candidates for the 33rd Senate District can begin circulating nomination papers for the election. The deadline to file the signatures is 5 p.m. Oct. 9. The district includes residents in Waukesha and Sussex, in additon to communities in Lake Country.
“By holding the primary on the same day as the General Election, we will reduce the cost to taxpayers,” Walker said in a prepared statement.
Zipperer’s resignation was announced in July. He currently is serving the as deputy chief of staff and senior counsel for Walker.