|Keith Fair - Racine County booking photo - Oct. 2, 2011|
Fair is the incumbent in a four-way race against Jeff Coe, Marlo Harmon and Shana Henderson that will be reduced to two candidates after the February 19th primary.
As the incumbent and with a great deal of name recognition, Fair has a good chance of prevailing in the primary and going to the general election on April 2nd.
However, if he should be found guilty in March - according to Wisconsin law - he would lose his current seat on the common council. Assuming he wins the primary - he could theoretically be elected again just a few weeks later. But if he is convicted in March, he would be prohibited from running for office - so even if he won - he could not hold office and the council would appoint an alderman to replace him.
Now of course, if Fair doesn't win the primary or is not convicted of a felony crime - none of this matters.
Races for the 1st district have always been interesting - the possibilities in this scenario may be the most interesting yet.