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Local campaign season starting to take shape

Brad Williams

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The campaign season has begun.

The first week of December traditionally marks the start of campaigns for local races in the Wisconsin spring elections. 

In La Crosse County, candidates have declared already for 18 of the 29 county board seats on the April 7 ballot. 

Most of those candidates are incumbents seeking re-election. 

So far, just one La Crosse County supervisor, Ray Ebert, has announced that he will not run for another two-year term.     

No circuit court races are scheduled in La Crosse County until 2021, when Judge Gloria Doyle’s seat will be up for election.

Besides the presidential primaries, the only statewide race expected in April will be a Wisconsin Supreme Court contest, in which Justice Dan Kelly is seeking a 10-year term.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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