Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wisconsin Dells mayor to challenge Clark in Assembly

Link to March 18 Baraboo News-Republic article.

Excerpt:   Wisconsin Dells Mayor Eric Helland will announce today his candidacy for the state Assembly seat representing the 42nd District.

Helland, who has been mayor for three years, is running as a Republican against freshman Rep. Fred Clark, D-Baraboo. Previously, there was only one declared Republican running — Aureliano "A.J." Salas Jr. of Pardeeville.

The 42nd Assembly District includes part of Sauk County, including Baraboo, northern Columbia County, including Portage, and Marquette County, as well as parts of Adams County.

Helland, 54, who said he has been thinking about an Assembly candidacy since last fall, said two key points in his campaign are jobs and working across party lines to get things accomplished in the Assembly.

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