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Election Preview: Wisconsin 21st State Assembly District

Republican incumbent Mark Honadel is opposed by veteran journalist Bill Kurtz.

Republican incumbent Mark Honadel, who has held the 21st Assembly District seat since 2003, is facing a challenge from Democrat Bill Kurtz in the Nov. 6 election.

Honadel, 56, of South Milwaukee, is an independent businessman, who is also a former professional metal fabricator, welding instructor, and industrial manager.

Kurtz, 60, also of South Milwaukee, has worked as a reporter for CNI Newspapers, the Shepherd Express, Catholic Herald and Milwaukee Journal. He has also worked for several colleges.

The 21st District seat has new boundaries this year in the wake of redistricting prompted by population shifts in the 2010 census. The district encompasses South Milwaukee, Oak Creek and a small portion of Franklin. (See map)

Wisconsin state representatives serve two-year terms and earn $49,943 annually. They also receive a per diem of $88 per day for each day they work in Madison.

Candidate profiles

  • Republican Mark Honadel (incumbent)
  • Democrat Bill Kurtz

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