Wednesday, June 4, 2014

6-5-14 thiesfeldt unopposed

Fond du Lac state representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt says given the sharp political divide in this state and controversy surrounding collective bargaining he is surprised that he will be running for re-election unopposed.   No one filed papers to challenge Thiesfeldt by the Monday deadline. "I guess there's always some surprise because when you're running for a seat you would expect there's going to be opposition.  This is just one of those times where the opposition wasn't able to find a candidate,"  Thiesfeldt said.  "I think the most important thing for me is there's a measure of validation that comes toward me because of things that I've done, the constituent services that I have been willing to offer."  In fact Thiesfeldt says this is the first time he hasn’t had an opponent during his entire political career dating back to his time on Fond du lac city council.  "I was thinking back to my time on city council and I can't remember one there either.  I couldn't recall a time when that's occured,"  Thiesfeldt told AM 1170 WFDL's Between the Lines program.    Most of the seats up for election in the Legislature this year will be contested, but only a fraction of them will have partisan primaries.

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