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Third candidate registered in race for Suder's seat


A third candidate has registered for the upcoming special election for Wisconsin's 69th Assembly seat.

Debra Koncel, a Dorchester Village trustee and Clark County Republican chair, filed for the race with the Government Accountability Board.

The seat is opening with the resignation of Rep. Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford), the Assembly majority leader who is taking a job in Gov. Scott Walker's administration.

Koncel told Newsline 9 after being involved on the Republican side of the 2012 recall campaign, she decided she would "like to get more involved" in state politics.

Two other candidates have also announced they plan to run: Stratford businessman Bob Kulp, and former Marshfield alderman Scott Noble. Both say the plan to run as Republicans.

The winner of the race will fill the 69th Assembly seat until the end of 2014. Gov. Walker has not yet announced a special election. GAB spokesman Reid Magney told Newsline 9 he can't do that until Suder has officially stepped down.

Suder has said he plans to resign September 3.

Magney said the special election must take place between 62 to 77 days after Walker orders it.

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