UPDATE, January 8: Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell confirmed Friday afternoon that Rob Dz will be on the ballot in the District One Dane County Board race. Dz was able to correct two signatures previously ruled invalid. Upon further review, McDonell also deemed a third signature compliant bringing the total up to 51, one more than Dz needed to be an official candidate.
This sets up the only primary among the 37 Dane County Board races. Dz will face District One incumbent Mary Kolar and fellow challenger Adam Brabender on February 16. The two top finishers will advance to the Spring General Election on April 5.
UPDATE, January 7: As of Thursday morning, Rob Dz is one nomination signature short of the 50 he needs to make it onto the ballot in the Dane County Board of Supervisors race. Even though Dz turned in well over the minimum requirement, an abnormally high percentage (dozens) of the signatures were ruled invalid by Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell.
Most of the invalid signatures are not in dispute because they clearly came from supporters who do not live in District One. However, Dz is asking the County Clerk to take another look at a few of the signatures so that he has an opportunity to be included on the ballot.
On his personal Facebook page, Dz told supporters, “our team reviewed the nomination papers and we believe that we have at least two more valid signatures. The County Clerk is going to review the papers again and we will know the final word by the end of the week! Now back to our regularly scheduled hustle.”
(WORT) — Local MC Rob Dz announced Monday that he’s challenging incumbent Mary Kolar to represent downtown residents on the Dane County Board of Supervisors.
The Beloit native–whose legal name is Rob Franklin–is campaigning on a platform centered on raising wages, ending homelessness, and confronting the troubling racial disparities that divide Dane County.
For his first interview as a candidate, Rob Dz spoke with WORT’s Dylan Brogan.