Gov. Evers calls special election to fill vacant Assembly seat

Gov. Tony Evers

Gov. Tony Evers has called a special election to fill a vacant Assembly seat representing a swath of southeastern Wisconsin.

The governor issued an executive order Tuesday, April 27 scheduling the election in the 37th Assembly District for July 13. A primary will be held on June 15 if necessary.

The 37th Assembly District includes portions of Watertown, Waterloo and Columbus.

The seat came open after incumbent Republican John Jagler was elected to the Senate this month to fill former Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald’s seat. Fitzgerald left to join Congress.

Nomination papers for candidates may begin Tuesday and must be filed by 5 p.m. on May 18.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Get breaking news alerts in the FOX6 News app for iOS or Android.

Clergy sex abuse probe launched by Wisconsin AG Josh Kaul

Attorney General Josh Kaul announced a statewide initiative, led by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, which will review reports of clergy and faith leader abuse in Wisconsin.

Gov. Evers: Details soon on how federal COVID-19 aid to be spent

Gov. Tony Evers said that he will announce within weeks how he will spend all of the $3.2 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds coming to Wisconsin.