The architect behind the attempted recall of state Sen. Alberta Darling announced Monday he will seek the 10th Assembly District seat .
Kristopher Rowe, a Shorewood resident and respiratory therapist, said at a Village Board meeting that in light of Shorewood's shift from the 22nd District under Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay) to the 10th Assembly District, he will run for the seat now held by Democratic freshman Elizabeth Coggs of Milwaukee.
“We have been really lucky in Shorewood to have some awesome Assembly leadership," he said. "I just want to make sure Shorewood continues that active and creative leadership. I will be knocking on all of your doors very soon and I hope to gain your trust and support.”
Under the redistricting plan approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature, Shorewood will be lumped in with Milwaukee neighborhoods, including the Riverwest, Arlington Heights, Williamsburg Heights and Lincoln Park areas.
"We all share a common values system of quality public education, accessible affordable health care and sustainable economic development," he said of the new district.
Coggs was elected to the seat in 2010 and her two-year term ends in 2013. If she decides to seek re-election, a primary election would take place in September with the regular election set in November.
Rowe spearheaded a recall effort that saw 22,243 signatures validated by the state Government Accountability Board, the agency that oversees elections. That was more than enough to hold an Aug. 9 recall election, which