Bill Savage from Hartford has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 59th Assembly District seat. Savage hopes to replace State Rep. Dan LeMahieu, when LeMahieu retires at the end of the Legislative session in 2015. Savage has many good qualifications including for eight years, he served as State Rep. Don Pridemore’s research assistant and chief of staff and assisted in Pridemore’s re-election campaigns. He is familiar with many state issues including our welfare system. Savage would like to see drug testing instituted as a way to properly qualify people on welfare. While Savage is well known around the Hartford area, he knows he has plenty of work to do to get name recognition in other portions of the 59th assembly district. The 59th Assembly District includes the towns of Addison and Wayne, the town and village of Kewaskum, most of the town of Barton, and most of the town and city of Hartford, as well as areas in Sheboygan and Fond du Lac counties. So far, Savage’s competition includes Calumet County Supervisor Ralph Prescott. A Republican primary election will be held in August.