City Times Staff
Former Stevens Point Alderman Bryan Van Stippen announced this weekend he is running for the 35th Assembly district.
Van Stippen was a member of the city council for eight months, having resigned at the end of December, 2015.
In an interview with the City Times, Van Stippen said a “new opportunity” for him had arisen unexpectedly, and was required to relocate with little notice.
Under state law, citizens can run for State Assembly provided they are a resident of the district “at the time” they file candidacy papers. Van Stippen now resides in Deerbrook.
The 35th Assembly district covers Langlade and Lincoln counties, as well as parts of Marathon and Oneida counties.
Van Stippen, a Democrat, is the first to announce a run against incumbent Mary Czaja, a Republican.