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Jesse Roelke, a Dem from Sauk City is running for office 2 hours from where he is registered to vote, reports Media Trackers. He wants to represent New Berlin in the Assembly:
A good place to start a political career is a run for local office. But first time Democratic state Assembly candidate Jesse Roelke didn’t exactly pick a local seat to run for. Roelke is running in a district that is nearly 2 hours from where he is registered to vote in Sauk City, perhaps best known as the birthplace of Wisconsin’s own fast-food chain, Culver’s. The district he is running in is the 84th District, which includes portions of New Berlin, Greenfield and Milwaukee.
Now, people can move but I'm guessing this wasn't a chance coincidence.
Meanwhile State Rep. Andy Jorgensen is running against fellow Rep. Evan Wynn due to redistricting. And the Dem--who lives 3 blocks from the district he wants to represent--failed to register and while he claims he's moving, his house is "for sale by owner." Anyone want to guess how hard he's trying to sell it? Again from Media Trackers:
Jorgensen’s failure to move into the district has become a major point of contentionbetween him and his opponent. Jorgensen insists that he only lives 3 and a half blocks from Wynn’s district and that his house is for sale, proving he will move if elected. A search of the real estate multiple listing service of properties for sale in Ft. Atkinson did not turn up Jorgensen’s home. A sign in front of the home lists it as for sale by owner.
On Monday, Wynn and Jorgensen participated in a radio debate on WCLO radio in Janesville. The moderator said Jorgensen’s residency issue was “not a big deal.” “My house is for sale,” insisted Jorgensen.
Wednesday was the deadline for Jorgensen to move into the 43rd District in time to register to vote and cast a ballot in his own race. He did not meet that deadline.