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.