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.
“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.
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