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Written by League Women Voters WI, Andrea Kaminski   
Friday, 19 January 2018 11:57

wisc-elections-commContact your State Senator now. The partisan attack is unfair and Mike Haas deserves confirmation for continuity and expertise in our elections.

MADISON - The State Senate will vote Tuesday, January 23 on the appointments of two public servants who have been unfairly targeted for partisan reasons and without any evidence of wrongdoing. Elections Commission Administrator Mike Haas and Ethics Commission Administrator Brian Bell both have the unanimous support of the bipartisan commission boards they work for, yet Sen. Fitzgerald has promised he will oust both administrators with the vote on the 23rd.

We at the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin have worked directly with the Elections Commission, and we have found that Haas has served in his position honorably and without bias. It is especially concerning to us that elected officials are attacking him without cause in an election year when the public needs confidence in our democratic processes and in the integrity of our elections.

In a breach of good governance, Fitzgerald has refused to allow a public hearing where the administrators could defend their names. That is why your State Senator needs to hear from you before voting on the matter on Tuesday.

Contact your State Senator now. Tell her/him that the partisan attack is unfair and that Mike Haas deserves Senate confirmation for continuity and expertise in our elections. To find your own State Senator, click here and enter your address above Find Your Legislator, near the little map of Wisconsin.

For more background, see LWV WI director Erin Grunze’s remarks starting at minute 3:15 in this press conference video.

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