The three Democratic candidates for Wisconsin’s 10th District Senate seat will be on The West Side next Monday (Dec. 11) at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.
Candidates Rueben Herfindahl of River Falls, Patty Schachtner of Somerset, and John Calabrese of Glenwood City will join host Rich Kremer in the studio to debate important issues in the district and describe their candidacies.
Sheila Harsdorf, the Republican senator who formerly represented the district, was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker as secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The governor has called a primary election for Dec. 19 with a special general election on Jan. 16, 2018 to fill the vacancy.
There is also a Dec. 19 Republican primary in the 10th district. The two candidates in that primary, Shannon Zimmerman of River Falls and Adam Jarchow of Balsam Lake, appeared on The West Side on Dec. 4. A recording of that show is archived at www.wpr.org/programs/west-side-rich-kremer, on the WPR website.
Libertarian candidate Brian Corriea of Wilson, who will be on the ballot for the general election, will discuss his candidacy with Kremer on Dec. 18.
The winners of the Democratic and Republican primaries will face Corriea in January’s special election. All three candidates have been invited to take part in a general election preview on The West Side on Jan. 8.
The 10th district contains parts of St. Croix, Polk, Dunn, Pierce, and Burnett counties. The cities of Menomonie, Hudson, River Falls, New Richmond, Amery, St. Croix Falls, and Glenwood City are included in the district, as well as the villages of Baldwin, North Hudson, Somerset, Osceola, Hammond, Roberts, Grantsburg, Frederic, Luck, Boyceville and Balsam Lake.
The West Side is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin. It airs on Mondays at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls, with a live stream at www.wrfw887.com. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at 1-800-228-5615.
Archives are available at www.wpr.org/programs/west-side-rich-kremer.