Nov. 15, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Watch for a sixth candidate to jump in the mix tomorrow and announce his candidacy for the 58th Assembly District.
Rick Gundrum, who is currently the chairman of the Washington County Board, said he will have a prepared statement in a press release that will be issued by noon Thursday.
Gundrum has quite a bit of political experience; he’s been on the Washington County Board representing District 16 in Slinger since April 2006. He’s served as
County Board Chairman Executive Committee. Chairman – Board of Health. Chairman – A.D.R.C. Chairman – Eastern Wisconsin Counties Railroad Consortium.
For the past eight years Gundrum has served as a trustee on the Slinger Village Board; he was first elected in April 2009.
Since 2000 Gundrum has owned McKay Enterprises LLC which provides a full range of services in the areas of audio and video production. Gundrum also owns and operates McKay Studio where he writes, produces, edits and narrates.
Gundrum joins five other potential candidates who have announced their intentions to fill the seat left vacant following the death of Assembly Rep. Bob Gannon.
Dennis Degenhardt of West Bend filed papers to run as a Democrat and Christopher Lewis Cook from Miller Street in West Bend also filed a campaign registration statement. Cook lists himself with the Independent, Socialist Party.
All candidates must collect between 200 – 400 signatures. Nomination papers are due no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 in the offices of the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
Gov. Walker set a primary for Dec. 19, 2017. The Special Election will be held Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.
The 58th Assembly District includes the communities of Slinger, Jackson, Town of Polk, parts of Richfield, Town of Trenton and West Bend.