Richard Skare

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Richard Skare
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Wisconsin State Senate, District 1
Former candidate
Richard Skare was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 1 of the Wisconsin State Senate. He was removed before the primary.[1]

Skare was a Democratic candidate for District 1 of the Wisconsin State Assembly. The primary election was on September 14, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010. Skare is presently Town Supervisor of the Town of Gibraltar.[2]


Skare is the owner of The Cookery Restaurant in Fish Creek. He has served many community organizations, often holding leadership positions. He is the Founder/First President, Fish Creek Sanitary District #1.

Skare holds a B.S. in Economics from Minnesota State University.[3]



See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wisconsin State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Dean Debroux is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Frank Lasee is unopposed in the Republican primary. Richard Skare (D) was removed from the ballot before the primary elections.[4][1]


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Skare ran in the 2010 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 1. Skare was defeated by Republican incumbent Garey Bies in the general election on November 2, 2010. Skare was unopposed in Democratic primary election on September 14, 2010.[5][6]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Garey Bies (R) 14,225
Richard Skare (D) 10,165
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 1 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Skare (D) 1,866 99.73%

Campaign themes

Skare lists his positions about the following issues:

  • Economy - Excerpt: ."..make sure that tax incentives for jobs creation are steered toward small businesses, not special interests."
  • Education - Excerpt: ."..wants to help our rural schools with funding problems while keeping down property taxes and wants to find ways to keep good teachers here in our classrooms. "
  • Health care - Excerpt: "He favors fixing access to quality healthcare by allowing businesses and hard working families to pool together to purchase economical insurance plans."
  • Seniors - Excerpt: ."..providing home health care to seniors that allows them to stay in their homes, targeting resources toward rural areas where health services are less available. "
  • Wind turbines - Excerpt: ."..wants the siting of wind turbines to be a locally controlled issue and wants to ensure that people affected by wind turbine siting are protected from corporate misinformation and misrepresentation through appropriate government regulation."[7]

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