Wasting no time, Brighton businessman Mike Honold announced Wednesday that he will be seeking the 61st Assembly seat later this year. The seat will soon be vacated by newly elected County Executive-Elect Samantha Kerkman. Honold owns a successful restaurant on the west side of the county. Honold is married with two daughters.
“After much encouragement and a lot of thought, I have decided to run for State Representative, “Honold said. “Samantha Kerkman has done a great job representing us in Madison, and I intend to continue what she has started and build on her 20 plus years of work and service to the community.”
Honold told KCE that he intends to meet with area residents to hear their concerns and thoughts throughout this summer in advance of the November election, and August should there be a need for a primary. Honold is running as a Republican and will focus on four key points:
- Common sense in government
- Maintaining conservative values
- Ensuring our voice is heard in Madison (rural broadband, election integrity, putting parents in charge of their children’s education)
- Supporting law enforcement
Anthony Nudo, a partner at Terry and Nudo, LLC law firm and former Alderman will head Honold’s campaign and serve as its treasurer. “I look forward to working hard to elect Mike to the 61st Assembly District,” Nudo said. “He would be a great addition to the Assembly. His life and work experiences will certainly benefit the residents of the 61st.”
The election for Wisconsin State Assembly will occur on November 8th, 2022 and if needed, a primary on August 9, 2022.