Statement on LaFollette’s Decision to Run Again

Madison– Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) issued the following statement after the current Secretary of State, Doug LaFollette, announced he is running for re-election.

“Evidently 44 years of collecting a taxpayer funded paycheck aren’t enough for Doug LaFollette. His announcement today is an appeal to support his platform of getting paid to do nothing, keeping his office closed to the public, and not offering anything new to add value to the office of Secretary of State, especially in the area of restoring voter confidence in our election process.

“Regardless of how one feels about the results of the 2020 elections, enough questions have been raised about the process and gridlock at the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) to justify a hard look at including the Secretary of State in election oversight as this Constitutional office is directly accountable to the voters.

“I am running for Secretary of State to fix what Doug LaFollette has broken. People across the state are responding to my platform and would like to see the Secretary of State actually work for the people of Wisconsin and perform the existing duties in a timely and professional manner. As Secretary of State, I would implement modern, user-friendly and in-person customer service for authentication of  important international documents. I would also advocate for the Secretary of State to have a role restoring voter confidence, improving election transparency and increasing voter outreach and education. 

“These are policy changes we should be talking about, and Doug LaFollette wants to block them so he can protect the status quo and continue his do-nothing legacy. I intend to continue to talk to voters in every corner of this state, listen to their ideas and share my plan to fix this office, add value and deliver real results.”

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