Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Zamarripa On Ballot After State Assembly Nomination Signature Challenge And Rodríguez Running Unopposed

JoCasta Zamarripa and Jessie Rodríguez

Zamarripa makes ballot after nomination signatures challenge and Rodríguez running unopposed, the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board reported.

By H. Nelson Goodson
June 10, 2014

Madison, WI - On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board dismissed a nomination signature challenge against State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.) from the 8th Assembly District and confirmed that State Representative Jessie Rodriquez (R-Franklin) in the 21st Assembly District is running unopposed. Zamarripa was facing a nomination signature challenge from Laura Manriquez, who is also running for the Democratic nomination in the State Assembly race. Manriquez challenge was dismissed after a notary public failed to sign the paper work correctly, according to a source.
Zamarripa will face Manriquez on the August 12, Primary Election. The winner with face Vincent Synowicz, who is running as a Republican in the 8th Assembly District in the General Election. The district is predominantly Democratic.
Also State Representative Rodríguez, a Republican that gain recognition for not running as a Hispanic will be on the ballot. The GOP recognized her as the first Hispanic Republican woman to get elected. Rodríguez also voted along party lines to reject a proposed bill by Zamarripa to approve a Cesar E. Chavez optional holiday for state workers. 
In January, Rodríguez rejected to be identified as a minority or Hispanic when asked to join the Black and Hispanic Caucus in the state legislature. She didn't join the Caucus. Rodríguez represents parts of Oak Creek, South Milwaukee and Franklin.

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