Gov. Tony Evers
Press Release

Gov. Evers Orders Special Election in the 8th Senate District


By - Dec 2nd, 2022 11:45 am

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today ordered a special election to fill the 8th Senate District vacancy created by the retirement of State Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills). The election will occur on Tues., April 4, 2023, in conjunction with the 2023 Spring Election. If a primary is necessary, it will be held on Tues., Feb. 21, 2023.

Last week, Gov. Evers issued a statement on State Sen. Darling’s retirement available here and below:

“Senator Darling has earned the respect of colleagues on both sides of the aisle because she’s a diligent leader who’s always carried herself with poise, class, and grace. I’ve always appreciated her thoughtfulness in our conversations over the years,” said Gov. Evers. “Thank you for your service, Sen. Darling. Kathy and I wish you all the best in your retirement.”

Circulation of nomination papers for candidates may begin today, Fri., Dec. 2, 2022. Nomination papers must be filed no later than 5 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 3, 2023.

Executive Order #178 can be found here.

An online version of this release is available here.

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