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Gary George
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 4
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next primaryAugust 12, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Senate, District 6
1981-2003
Gary George is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Wisconsin.[1]

George was a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Senate. He represented the 6th District from 1981 until 2003, when he was recalled from office. He is the second senator to be recalled in state history.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

George is running in the 2014 election for the U.S House, representing Wisconsin's 4th District. George is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary on August 12, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[1]

2003 recall

The recall campaign against George began after he voted against expanding gambling at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee. George made appeals to stop or delay the recall to a trial court, appeals court and state Supreme Court, but he was unsuccessful at all levels.[3] Signatures were first filed to the elections board in June 2003.[4]

George was defeated in a special Democratic primary held October 21, 2003, by state Assemblyman Spencer Coggs. Only 8% of voters turned out for the election. Coggs went on to be the only candidate on the November 18 general election ballot, assuring his victory.

Wisconsin State Senate, District 6
Special Democratic Primary (2003)[5]
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Spencer Coggs 4,538
Gary George 2,477
Scattering 55


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