(9/5/13) The head of the Clark County Republican Party has changed her mind about running for the state Assembly.
Deb Koncel said yesterday she would not run for the 69th District seat vacated on Tuesday when former Majority Leader Scott Suder left for a state administrator's post. Koncel, who's also on the Dorchester Village Board, endorsed Stratford businessman Bob Kulp for the Assembly seat. Two other potential Republicans are also in the mix -- former Marshfield alderman and state Senate candidate Scott Noble, and Granton tavern owner Tom Dahlen. Dahlen became the first to register for the open seat, after Governor Scott Walker made a special election official yesterday. Nomination papers must be filed by September 24th. A primary was set for October 22nd, with the general election November 19th. The Assembly district covers almost all of Clark County, and parts of Marathon and Wood counties including much of Marshfield.