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Wis. rep to run for mayor in Neenah

  • Associated Press
  • January 7, 2014 - 3:10 PM

APPLETON, Wis. — State Rep. Dean Kaufert says he's going to run for mayor in Neenah.

Post-Crescent Media reports (http://post.cr/1fbsCAQ) that Kaufert will take on incumbent Mayor George Scherck in the April 1 election. Scherck is seeking his fourth term as mayor.

Kaufert, a 56-year-old Republican, has served in the state Assembly since 1991, including a stint as co-chairman of the powerful Joint Finance Committee. He crossed party lines in 2011 and voted against Gov. Scott Walker's plan to strip most public workers of nearly all their union rights.

Kaufert said he won't seek re-election to the Assembly in November if he wins the mayor's office.

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