Mark Honadel has Democratic competition as he seeks his fifth full term in the Wisconsin Assembly: William Kurtz.
Kurtz is a former Milwaukee-area journalist and most recently worked in public relations at Carthage College in Kenosha.
I’ve met Bill, and he is excited about the challenge of unseating Honadel in the 21st Assembly District — even though he knows it will be an uphill climb.
Kurtz, who lives at 221 N. Chicago Ave., turned in 227 valid nomination signatures (200 are needed) as of June 1, the due date, according to the Government Accountability Board. Another potential candidate in the 21st, Michael Schmidt of Oak Creek, who listed his party as “Forward Wisconsin,” had only turned in 44 by that date, likely keeping him off the ballot.
Honadel turned in 394 valid signatures.
I’ll keep you posted as the campaign develops this summer. The general election is Nov. 4.
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