Evers not worried about being targeted by GOP

Evers not worried about being targeted by GOP
State Superintendent Tony Evers

Wisconsin state Superintendent Tony Evers says he is not worried about being targeted by conservatives as he seeks re-election to a third term.

Evers faces two opponents in the Feb. 21 primary, with the top two vote-getters moving on to the April 4 general election. The superintendent race will get all the attention this year as Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler is running unopposed.

Wisconsin Democratic Party spokesman Brandon Weathersby says “We fielded a number of options for the Supreme Court, but those potential candidates decided not to run for office after taking personal stock and speaking with their families.”

Evers says he doesn’t believe voters will view the superintendent race through a partisan lens.

Conservatives have been lining up behind Dodgeville school administrator John Humphries. Former Beloit superintendent Lowell Holtz is also running.

Ziegler will be unopposed for Supreme Court

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler will be unopposed for a second term.

No one filed to challenge Ziegler by Tuesday’s filing deadline. That means Ziegler will be the first Supreme Court justice since 2006 to run unopposed.

There will be a primary in the race for state superintendent of public instruction. Two challengers filed to run against two-term incumbent Tony Evers. Dodgeville administrator John Humphries and former Beloit Superintendent Lowell Holtz both submitted signatures to get on the ballot against Evers.

If enough signatures are valid, the three will meet in the Feb. 21 primary. The field will be narrowed to two candidates then for the April 4 spring election.