Democratic state lawmaker running for lieutenant governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker from suburban Milwaukee is running for lieutenant governor, setting up a primary with a longtime state senator from Milwaukee. State Rep. Sara Rodriguez, of Brookfield, announced plans Monday to run for lieutenant governor.

Sara Rodriguez“I know from growing up in and now raising my kids in Waukesha County, that there is still much more that unites us than divides us,” said Rodriguez. “We all want great schools, to fix the roads, to honor our democracy, to address climate change, to access quality healthcare, and to have the opportunity to earn an honest living.

She will face state Sen. Lena Taylor, who has been in the Senate for 18 years.

The winner of the Aug. 9 primary will be paired with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers as his running mate. The office of lieutenant governor is open after current Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes decided to run for U.S. Senate next year.

Recent News Headlines from News 8 Now  
FBI investigating remains found on Fort McCoy 
Jury selected in trial of homicide suspect in La Crosse 
Doctors share advice on how to prepare your child for the COVID-19 vaccine 
No injuries in southside La Crosse structure fire