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State Rep. Dean Kaufert wins election for Neenah mayor

NEENAH, WI (WTAQ) - State Assembly Republican Dean Kaufert has been elected as the new mayor of Neenah -- and he's thinking about keeping his legislative seat until his term officially ends next January.

Kaufert defeated Neenah's incumbent mayor George Scherck Tuesday. The 56-year-old Kaufert says he won't run for re-election to his State Capitol post this fall -- but he might not resign before then.  

The Assembly's regular session is over, but two special sessions are possible -- one which might consider censuring or expelling Representative Bill Kramer, who's charged with sexual assault.

Also, Governor Scott Walker says he'll call a special session if the Supreme Court strikes down the 2011 photo ID requirement for voting. Walker said he wants something in place for this fall's elections that would pass constitutional muster.

Kaufert has spent almost two dozen years in the Assembly. He's the 15th member of the lower house to announce that he'll leave the chamber by the end of the year.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)