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WATCH: WIZM’s two La Crosse mayoral debates



WIZM's second mayoral primary debate, which first aired Feb. 2, 2021. TOP ROW: UW-L's Dr. Anthony Chergosky, WIZM's Brad Williams and Rick Solem; MIDDLE: Candidates Zebulan Kemp, Martin Gaul and Vicki Markussen. BOTTOM: Candidates Samuel Schneider and Joe Konradt.

The February primary to cut La Crosse’s mayoral candidates from 10 to two is quickly approaching.

WIZM hosted its second primary debate yesterday, featuring Martin Gaul, Zebulan Kemp, Joe Konradt, Vicki Markussen, and Samuel Schneider.

The candidates were split randomly into two groups to get to know them better.

The first debate aired Monday and featured Katherine Blanchard, Jessica Olson, Mitch Reynolds, Chris Stolpa and Greg Saliaras.

Those debates can be seen below or, if you have a ROKU or Apple TV, just search the Around River City channel.

To get to know the candidates better and see each of their websites, click here.

In-person, absentee voting began Tuesday. For those voting that way, City Hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday through Feb. 12. But, on Feb. 12, voting will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Absentee ballots can be requested through Feb. 11, but still must be received in the election office by 8 p.m. on election day, Feb. 16.

There is a green drop box on the north side of city hall for those ballots. But they must be dropped off by 5 p.m. Feb. 16.

Ballots can also be walked into the election office Feb. 16 until 8 p.m.

For more information go to the city’s page here or MyVote.Wi.Gov.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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