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Secretary of State

General Election

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    Doug La Follette
    (Dem)

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    Jay Schroeder
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

Please describe your priorities for your term in office and your specific qualifications to effectively address those issues.

The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) manages the state's remaining trust lands and trust funds primarily for the benefit of public school libraries. As a member of the BCPL, how will you effectively manage the lands and funds held in trust for Wisconsin's citizens?

Wisconsin has a long tradition of open, transparent government. Do you believe that the tradition should be continued by every branch of government? What will you do to ensure the citizens' right to be informed about their government?

Committee La Follette Campaign Committee
Campaign email sosdoug@hotmail.com
Campaign Phone (608) 255-7343
Education University of Wisconsin, Research Associate University of Freiberg, Germany, International Research Associate Columbia University, Ph.D. Organic Chemistry Stanford University, M.S. Chemistry Marietta College, B.S. cum laude Chem. and Business
My qualifications are clear; I have done the job very well for many years. I have fought the moves by Republicans to transfer duties to the control of the Governor. My priorities are to provide good service to the public that require information despite the striping of the office of staff and responsibilities. And work with a new governor and legislature to restore the important duties which reside in most every Sec of State’s offices in the country.
As I have for many years work with an excellent staff and the AG and State Treasurer to earn money for the State’s school libraries. And protect the over a billion dollars trust in funds from the greedy hands of the governor and legislature. Invest these funds prudently to provide for the growth needed to insure future funds for the schools. And make loans efficiently to our schools and municipalities.
I have always been a strong advocate for open and transparent government. Our state’s repetition in the regard has been somewhat tarnished the past several years; I will support legislators who will work to restore Wisconsin to be a National leader for open and transparent government.
Committee Schroederforsecretaryofstate
Campaign email schroederforsecretaryofstate@gmail.com
Campaign Phone (920) 450-7591
Campaign Mailing Address 1295 N Lake St
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Neenah, WI 54956
Twitter @schroederforwi
Education Associate Degree Applied Science Fox Valley Technical College, UW Stout Business Administration Degree
After contacting thousands of voters in Wisconsin their number one priority mentioned was to implement term limits for the Office of Secretary of State. Term limits would have prevented duties from being taken away from the office. Even the democrats never gave Lafollette duties back. As I was told 40 years in office is to long. Also, I will be requesting to become a member of the election commission and be an "Election Watchdog" for Wisconsin ensuring fair and honest elections.
My training in Real Estate and over 20 years experience will be invaluable in serving on the BCPL. No other candidate has the background to offer the board and protect the citizens and the land that I can offer. Priority one will be efficient stewardship of $1billion in assets that the WI taxpayers entrust to the BPCL. The BCPL is constitutionally bound to direct all income to public education for books at K-12 school libraries, not for Mr. Lafollette to spend on 4 and 5 star hotels.
Together we will bring transparency back to elections by adding the Secretary of State to the Election Commission as an "Election Watchdog" along with being a member of the Economic Development Commission. Duties added will be for the term of office and expire when the term expires, the Secretary of State will propose duties for their term. A goal to that end will be to publish a quarterly news letter in what the department has done and the areas it will be working on with all 72 counties.