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Election season to get an early start in parts of WisconsinSubmitted: 11/21/2017
Election season to get an early start in parts of Wisconsin
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - Election season is starting early in Wisconsin.

Voters will fill three open seats in the Legislature over the next two months. Primaries are set for December 19th with the general elections scheduled for January 16th.

Republican Representatives Adam Jarchow and Shannon Zimmerman and Democrat Patty Schachtner are vying to replace Republican Senator Sheila Harsdorf.

She gave up her seat this month to become state agriculture secretary.

Democrats Greta Neubauer and John Tate II are running to replace incumbent Democratic Representative Cory Mason.

Mason plans to resign January 15th after he was elected mayor of Racine.

Five candidates want to fill Republican Representative Robert Gannon's seat.

They are Republicans Spencer Zimmerman, Steve Stanek and Tiffany Koehler, Democrat Dennis Degenhardt and socialist Christopher Cook.

Gannon died in October.

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