Wisconsin state Rep. Lee Nerison will have some competition for his job this fall.

Crawford County Board Chairman Pete Flesch said he’s planning to run for the 96th Assembly seat, challenging the five-term incumbent Republican.

Flesch, who plans a formal campaign announcement Wednesday near his home in rural Soldier’s Grove, said he will run as a Democrat and doesn’t expect a primary challenger.

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Flesch, 56, is a recently retired dairy farmer, as is Nerison. Flesch was first elected to the Crawford County board of supervisors in 2002 and has served as chairman since 2010.

Nerison, 61, was Vernon County Board chairman before being elected to the Assembly in 2004.

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A big no thank you! As county board chair, Flesch has never seen a dollar he didn't want to spend. He will be rolled in a huge Walker coattail win.


Good luck!


The 96th would be lucky to be represented by Pete Flesch. A measured man with good values who knows the driftless region and its people.

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