LODI, Wis. - The candidates vying for the vacant 42nd Assembly District seat are set following a Republican primary election Tuesday night.
The turnout for Tuesday's primary was about 9 percent of registered voters, according to WisPolitics.
Both the Democratic and Republican candidates live in Lodi and are dedicated to serving the community that means so much to them.
The state Assembly district covers much of Columbia County and parts of the surrounding counties.
Democratic candidate Ann Groves Lloyd is an alder for Lodi who has worked on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus for the last 30 years.
Groves Lloyd started working at the Wisconsin Alumni Association in 1988 and has been an academic adviser for the last four years. She plans to retire from UW in the beginning of June.
"It's been a very blessed and joyful career but I was really ready for some new challenges," she said. "This was an opportunity I just couldn't say 'no' to."
The Republican on the ballot, Jon Plumer, said his goal is to shake every hand in the 42nd AD. He has lived in Lodi for 10 years and has owned a karate studio there for that long.
"To me, this is a small town race," Plumer said. "The 42nd -- I think we're custom made for each other because it's made up of small towns. We're small town people, so to me it was a perfect fit."
Plumer is a supervisor for the Town of Lodi Board of Review and serves on the EMS Commission.
Both candidates have a few key issues about which they're passionate. For Plumer, it's roads and property taxes. For Groves Lloyd, it's health care and protecting the environment.
The election for the 42nd Assembly District will be held June 12.
It's one of two special elections Gov. Scott Walker called in March, the other being for the 1st Senate District, which covers parts of Keuwanee, Door, Manitowoc and Brown counties.
The two legislative seats became vacant after the lawmakers resigned in December so they could join Walker's administration.