A candidate has thrown her hat in the ring for next year’s 7th district congressional race.
Kelly Westlund of Ashland announced her candidacy yesterday with an official campaign launch today in Wausau. Westlund currently serves on the Ashland City Council and will run as a democrat.
She’ll likely face current representative Sean Duffy. Representative Duffy was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2012.
The election won’t be held until next November. The 7th district is the largest in the state and includes portions of 20 counties in Northern Wisconsin. Prior to Rep. Duffy, the seat was held for more than 40 years by Dave Obey.