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Kerry Trask
Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate District 25
Political party Democratic
Website Trask on Facebook
Kerry Trask was a Democratic candidate for District 25 of the Wisconsin State Assembly. The primary election was on September 14, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.[1]

Trask is a history professor at the University of Wisconsin - Manitowoc, and History Department Chair of the 13 UW colleges. He holds a Ph.D in History from the University of Minnesota.



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Trask ran in the 2010 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 25. Trask was defeated by Independent candidate Robert Ziegelbauer in the general election on November 2, 2010. Trask was unopposed in the Democratic primary election on September 14, 2010.[2][3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 25 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Ziegelbauer (I) 9,702
Kerry Trask (D) 6,459
Andrew Wisniewski (R) 3,325
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 25 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kerry A. Trask (D) 1,529 99.8%


Trask was endorsed by AFSCME. His Republican opponent, Andrew Wisniewski's nomination papers were delivered by Jason Sidener, who is a political action representative for AFSCME (American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees). Sidener defended the nomination as a Republican candidate by saying "It is in our interest to see that Bob is defeated and having opponents from both parties helps that." The third opponent Independent Robert Ziegelbauer was a Democrat but switched to be an Independent in June.[4]

The Republicans had challenged the validity of all signatures on the nomination papers submitted by Trask's opponent, but election regulators on the Government Accountability Board put Wisniewski's name back on the ballot "after 11 nomination signatures originally misplaced were found, which put him over the 200 needed to qualify."[5]



Trask's website outlined three values important to his campaign:

  • Fairness
  • Freedom
  • Responsibility[6]

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