Janesvillian steps down from state Elections Commission

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Gazette staff
Monday, August 21, 2017

MADISON -- Janesville's Steve King has resigned from the state Elections Commission in anticipation of his U.S. Senate confirmation as ambassador to the Czech Republic, the commission announced Monday.

“A little over a year ago we successfully launched this new bipartisan elections organization. I am confident the WEC will continue to retain the confidence of the citizens of the state,” King said in his resignation letter.

King is the founder King Capital, a member of the Republican National Committee and longtime supporter of Rep. Paul Ryan.

Commission Chairman Mark Thomsen thanked King for his service and said, “Steve's bipartisan approach has been a major asset to the commission as we tackled issues related to voter photo ID, the presidential recount, and crucially to his work to make sure that the WEC is fully funded by the state of Wisconsin so that the WEC and its dedicated staff can continue to work with county and municipal clerks statewide to ensure open, honest and fair elections,” according to the news release.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is expected appoint a replacement to the commission.

Last updated: 5:44 pm Monday, August 21, 2017

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