- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker has scheduled a special election in July to replace state Sen. Paul Farrow.

Walker said in a news release Tuesday that the election will be July 21. Candidates can begin circulating nomination papers immediately and must file them by May 26. If a primary election is needed it will be held June 23.

Farrow, a Pewaukee Republican, was elected on April 7 as Waukesha County executive. He notified the Senate clerk last week that he plans to resign on July 17.

Republicans currently hold a 19-14 majority in the Senate. Farrow’s district lies in a heavily Republican area so his seat is expected to remain under GOP control. Republicans Brian Dorow, a former police officer, and state Rep. Chris Kapenga of Delafield have declared their candidacies.

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