Focusing on special Wisconsin Senate election

The candidates for the 1st Senate District special election, businessman Alex Renard (R), State Rep. Andre Jacque (R) and former Door County Economic Development director Caleb Frostman (D), appear on CW 14 Focus with Robert Hornacek.

(WCWF) -- This week on CW 14 Focus host Robert Hornacek will be joined by the candidates running in the special election for the 1st Wisconsin Senate District.

The district includes Door and Kewaunee counties, as well as parts of Brown, Outagamie, Manitowoc and Calumet counties. The seat became vacant after Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) appointed former State Sen. Frank Lasee (R-1st District) to a job in the governor's administration.

Three candidates are vying for the seat. Two Republicans, State Rep. Andre Jacque and businessman Alex Renard, will face off in a primary election on May 15. The winner of the primary will face Democratic candidate Caleb Frostman, the former director of the Door County Economic Development Corporation.

On the show, each candidate will talk about their background and why they believe they should represent the district in Madison.

"I think that certainly on a whole host of conservative issues as well as getting things done, I think that I've shown I'm willing to ruffle a few feathers if it means doing the right thing down in Madison," Jacque said.

"I want to bring a re-vitalized approach to leadership," Renard said. "I want to be a voice for them down in Madison. I want to take the private sector job experience as an outsider as someone who does not and will not become a career politician and can truly work for them."

"If you sign the social contract of working 40 hours a week, you should be entitled to a dignified living which includes a roof over your head, access to affordable health care, food on your table and a few bucks set aside for retirement," Frostman said.

CW 14 Focus is a weekly, half-hour interview program that focuses on the issues important to people in northeast Wisconsin. Each week, Robert Hornacek will sit down with a different guest and go beyond the sound bites. The program will highlight the people making a difference in the community and give viewers an opportunity to get in depth perspective. CW 14 Focus airs Sundays at 10 a.m.