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Nelson announces candidacy for Assembly seat

Scott J. Nelson

Scott J. Nelson, 50, announced he is a Democrat candidate for State Assembly District 30. Nelson is a 26-plus year resident of Hudson and a lifelong resident of Wisconsin having grown up in Stoughton.

Nelson, who was just re-elected to the St. Croix County Board in a contested election, resides in the Town of Hudson with his wife, Ericka.

He is U.S. Air Force veteran and is a recently retired from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport Fire Department after 25-plus years. He entered the Air Force within two weeks of graduating from high school and spent four years in the USAF working as a fire protection specialist. Upon honorable discharge, Nelson spent three years in the Wisconsin Air National Guard in Madison.

He is a graduate of Lake Superior College AAS Fire Protection.

Nelson is currently serving his second term as a St. Croix County Board supervisor, District 8. He serves on the Public Protection & Judiciary Committee (vice chair), Transportation Committee, Transit subcommittee (vice chair) and Local Emergency Planning Committee.

He is an American Legion member of Post 59; WIAA/MSHSL Varsity Level Sports Officia (active baseball umpire); Meals on Wheels volunteer; and National Fire Academy Alumni. Nelson is an outdoorsman, triathlete and Harley-Davidson rider.

District 30 is currently held by Republican Dean Knudson who is not running for re-election.

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