Bill Pringle


RACINE COUNTY — Bill Pringle, who has led a neighborhood opposition to We Energies’ Oak Creek power plant, says he will run for state Assembly this fall against incumbent state Rep. Thomas Weatherston.

Pringle, 43, a Mount Pleasant contractor, will run as an independent against Weatherston, R-Caledonia. No other challengers have yet emerged. Keith Deschler had registered to run as a Libertarian but said Wednesday he will not pursue the seat.

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The 62nd Assembly District includes much of northern Racine County, from Lake Michigan to Town Line Road.

If more than one candidate from a party emerges, a primary would be held Aug. 9. The general election is set for Nov. 8.

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