Dan Knodl, Shan Haqqi to Square Off in State Assembly Debate

Republican incumbent Rep. Dan Knodl will debate Democratic challenger Shan Haqqi from 7-8 p.m. Thursday in Mequon.

Can’t get enough political debates? Well Thursday is your chance to watch 24th State Assembly District candidates spar over issues that are local rather than national.

Republican incumbent Rep. Dan Knodl will debate Democratic challenger Shan Haqqi from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the Sarah Chudnow Senior Center, 10995 N. Market St., Mequon.

Although the majority of Menomonee Falls has been excluded from the 24th Assembly District through redistricting, the most northeastern corner of the village still falls within the district. The majority of Falls now is within the 22nd Assembly District. Republican Rep. Don Pridemore is running unopposed in the 22nd after defeating challenger Nick Oliver in the primary.

Members of the audience can submit questions during the Knodl, Haqqi debate.

Knodl, of Germantown, is the owner of the Reef Point Resort. He was first elected to the state Assembly in 2008, having previously served on the Washington County Board. He is a lifelong resident of the district.

Haqqi, of Brookfield, is president and CEO of S&L Global Consulting. He has 14 years of experience in financial planning, economic development, and public policy.

View the Menomonee Falls Patch election guide for more information on races that will appear on the ballot.

Steve ® October 17, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Dan will crush this hard to pronounce no name
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) October 18, 2012 at 12:04 AM
W . Benz October 18, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Maybe Knodl will have permission this time to use people's names this election.
JGC October 30, 2012 at 10:38 PM
The good folks here in district 24 deserve better representation then someone who would deliberately deceive and ignore the laws of our community. What does it say about our district if we knowingly elect an individual who has repeatedly demonstrated a disregard for the rules? What would that teach our young people? That it is OK to reward criminal and unethical behavior as long as the person claims to represent conservative values? Dan Knodl was arrested in 1991 for selling liquor without a license, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for falsifying campaign documents and just settled a lawsuit against him for trying to hide a political relationship with the ALEC in a personal email account. In that settlement today Knodl "recognize that public records may be located in personal email accounts and acknowledge that they have a legal responsibility as elected officials to provide public records to a requester,". A vote for Knodl is a vote for dishonesty and indifference to the law.


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