Governor Evers Orders Special Election in the 8th Senate District

Government and Politics

December 2, 2022

From: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers

MADISON — Governor Tony Evers on Dec 2nd, ordered a special election to fill the 8th Senate District vacancy created by the retirement of State Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills). The election will occur on Tues., April 4, 2023, in conjunction with the 2023 Spring Election. If a primary is necessary, it will be held on Tues., Feb. 21, 2023. 

Last week, Gov. Evers issued a statement on State Sen. Darling’s retirement available here and below: 

“Senator Darling has earned the respect of colleagues on both sides of the aisle because she’s a diligent leader who’s always carried herself with poise, class, and grace. I’ve always appreciated her thoughtfulness in our conversations over the years,” said Gov. Evers. “Thank you for your service, Sen. Darling. Kathy and I wish you all the best in your retirement.”

Circulation of nomination papers for candidates may begin from, Fri., Dec. 2, 2022. Nomination papers must be filed no later than 5 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 3, 2023. 

Executive Order #178 can be found here.

An online version of this release is available here.