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Tomahawk's Nelson Joins Race In 35th Assembly District

Nelson for the North

A former Tomahawk City Council President will run to replace Republican Mary Felzkowski in the State Assembly.

Forestry worker Don Nelson, who also served on the Lincoln County Board, has announced his candidacy as a Republican.

In a release, Nelson praised the work of Felzkowski in the State Assembly and Tom Tiffany in the State Senate.

Tiffany is running for Congress, while Felzkowski is running for his seat in the Assembly.

Nelson said his family tree in Tomahawk goes back four generations, and he plans to stand up for northern Wisconsin if elected.

One other candidate has already declared his candidacy for the seat, Lincoln County Board Supervisor Calvin Callahan, a fellow Republican.

Ben worked as the Special Topics Correspondent at WXPR from September 2019 until November 2021. He now contributes occasionally to WXPR. During his full-time employment, his main focus was reporting on environment and natural resources issues in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of The Stream, a weekly series.
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