MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Voters will elect two new members to the Wisconsin Assembly Tuesday, as well as finalists for a third seat.
General elections are being in the 69th Assembly District in the Marshfield area, and the 21st District in the south Milwaukee suburbs.
Three candidates hope to replace Republican Majority Leader Scott Suder of Abbotsford, who resigned in early September and wound up taking a lobbying post.
Businessman Bob Kulp of Stratford won a four-way GOP primary a month ago. Now, he's facing Democrat Ken Slezak of Neillsville, and independent Tim Swiggum -- a former Democrat and ex-mayor of Owen.
In the Milwaukee area, Republican school choice advocate Jessie Rodriguez will face Democratic United Way fundraiser Elizabeth Coppola. Rodriguez won a five-way primary in October.
Tuesday's winner replaces Republican Mark Honadel, who quit two months ago to return to the private sector.
Also Tuesday, a GOP primary is being held for the 82nd District Assembly seat vacated by suburban Milwaukee Republican Jeff Stone. The four candidates are attorneys Stephanie Myers of Greendale and Steven Becker of Franklin -- Franklin Alderman Ken Skowronski -- and Shari Hanneman, who co-founded the Citizens for a Safe Wisconsin.
That winner will face Democrat John Hermes in a general election on December 17th.
No matter what happens Tuesday, it will hardly put a dent in the Assembly's Republican majority, which is now 57-39.