- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican state Sen. Paul Farrow, of Pewaukee, says he will resign from his seat effective July 17.

Farrow was elected on April 7 as Waukesha County executive. Farrow had said he would resign his Senate seat following that win, but he wanted to wait until the state budget was passed.

Farrow notified the Senate clerk on Friday that because the Legislature planned to pass the budget in June, he would resign July 17.

Notice of his resignation allows Gov. Scott Walker to move forward with setting a date for a special election to replace Farrow. His district is in a heavily Republican area, so the seat is expected to remain in GOP control.

Republicans have a 19-14 majority in the Senate.

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