Outgoing Governor Scott Walker is planning to stay in politics after he leaves office next week. Walker said in a statement yesterday that he and his wife will stay in Wisconsin and that he will be involved in multiple organizations including being part of a speakers bureau. He said he also plans to help advocate for the re-election of President Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, in our capital city, five people are challenging Madison Mayor Paul Soglin in the upcoming election. The candidates include former city council members Maurice Cheeks and Satya Rhodes-Conway, Raj Shukl, the executive director of the conservation organization River Alliance of Wisconsin, Madison racial equity coordinator Toriana Pettaway and comedian Nick Hart.
Soglin is in the middle of his third multi-term stint as mayor. The primary election is set for February 19. The top two vote-getters will advance to the general election on April 2.