Tuesday Primary Results, Cathy Stepp Promoted At EPA
After primary elections this week, we look at who will square off in the January special elections for the state legislature. We also explore former DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp's promotion to become regional administrator of EPA Region 5, which includes Wisconsin.
Now for an update on the primary races across the state this week. The 10th Senate District Republican primary was won by Adam Jarchow, one of two Republicans who voted against the Foxconn bill in the state Assembly this fall. He will face St. Croix County Medical Examiner Patty Schachtner in the general election on January 16. In the 66th Assembly District, Democrat Greta Neubauer will run unopposed. Republican Rick Gundrum will face Democrat Dennis Degenhardt in the 58th. Also this week, news out of Washington, where it was announced that former Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp will return to the Midwest to become a regional EPA administrator for much of the Great Lakes region, including Wisconsin. Stepp's role will include oversight of some of the chemicals that will be used by Foxconn in LCD manufacturing.