Two hours after Gov. Scott Walker announced the appointment of state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, as Wisconsin’s agriculture secretary, another legislator said he planned to run for her 10th Senate District seat.
Rep. Adam Jarchow, R-Balsam Lake, announced Friday his intent to run for the seat Harsdorf has held since 2001 and revealed the endorsements of several current and former legislators and local government leaders.
Jarchow, 39, who has represented the 28th Assembly District since 2015, noted that he has co-authored several bills with Harsdorf.
“If elected, I am committed to carrying on her legacy of commonsense and tenacious commitment to representing the good people of northwestern Wisconsin in the state Senate,” Jarchow said in a news release.
A graduate of Clear Lake High School, Jarchow has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of South Florida and a law degree from the University of Florida. He has practiced law in northwestern Wisconsin for nearly a decade. He serves on the board of the Polk County Economic Development Corp. and is a member of the Apple River Volunteer Fire Department.