As reported by Don Behm of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel four Republicans are vying for the vacant 99th District Assembly seat in Waukesha County. Given the fact that no Democrat has entered the race, the winner of Tuesday’s primary is all but assured victory in the general election on September 29.
Among the declared candidates for the 99th Assembly seat is former U.S. Senate candidate Dave Westlake, who since his unsuccessful U.S. Senate campaign has filed for bankruptcy, had his family home foreclosed on, and seen his business fail, according to a report by Dan Bice of the Journal Sentinel.
Since 2010, Westlake has filed for bankruptcy, had his home foreclosed on and seen his printing business go under.
His bankruptcy filing showed Westlake had more than $600,000 in debts but less than $25,000 in assets in 2011. His debts were discharged without Westlake having to pay back most of his creditors.
Asked by Bice about his issues, Westlake blamed them on a former business partner who sued him, and despite his personal issues, Westlake’s candidacy has garnered the support of several establishment Republicans including state Rep. Joel Kleefisch, retired Waukesha County Sheriff Dan Trawicki, and City of Delafield Common Council President Tim Aicher.
You can read more about Dave Westlake by checking out our archive on him.