Richard J. Phelps
Dane County Executive
In 1988, Phelps ran in a special election for the office of Dane County, Wisconsin County Executive against Joe Wineke. Phelps defeated Wineke and then served as Dane County Executive 1988-1997 replacing Jonathan B. Barry who resigned. Phelps was the executive director of the Wisconsin Public Defenders at the time of his election serving from 1983-1988. After he left office, Phelps served as senior vice president of M&I Bank.
Wisconsin Democratic Primary Congressional Election of 1998
In 1998, Phelps lost a race for the Democratic Party nomination for the Second Congressional District, finishing 2nd in a 4-way primary to Tammy Baldwin, who went on to win the House seat being vacated by retiring Republican Representative Scott Klug.
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