Monday, April 30, 2018

BCPL Commissioner Candidates--State Treasurer

All of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) Commissioners--the Attorney General, State Treasurer and the Secretary of State-- are up for election in November 2018. BCPL Commissioners oversee the Common School Fund, so these races are very important and will have an impact on school library funding. 

State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk is not seeking re-election and is instead running for an Assembly seat, so the race for state treasurer is wide open and has a crowded field of candidates.  A major issue in this race is what role the state treasurer should play in state government now that  voters have decided to keep the office.  

Candidates are currently circulating nomination papers to get on the ballot. Nomination papers are due by June 1. A primary is required for the state treasurer race and it will be held August 14. The General Election will be held on November 6. 

State Treasurer Candidates 


Travis Hartwig (R-Oak Creek)

Hartwig is a Mutual Fund Administrator at U.S. Bank Fund Services in Milwaukee. Hartwig says he is "committed to reforming and recreating the Treasurer’s office." 

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Jill Millies (R-Big Bend) 

Millies' LinkedIn profile describes her as a florist. She does not appear to have an official campaign website or social media at this time. 


Paul Boucher (D-Green Bay) 

Boucher ran for Green Bay school board in the spring 2018 election. He described himself at that time as semi-retired and working in Washington D.C. at Georgetown University. He does not appear to have an official campaign website or social media at this time. 

Sarah Godlewski (D-Madison)

Godlewski is the co-founder of MaSa Partners, a social impact investment firm. She said in a recent Q&A with the Capital Times that she is interested in "economic empowerment" initiatives and supports restoring the offices original duties. 

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Cynthia Kaump (D-Madison)

Kaump previously worked as a spokesperson for former State Treasurer Kurt Schuller. She says on her campaign website that she wants to "restore, modernize and move forward" the office of state treasurer. 

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Dawn Marie Sass (D-Belleville)

Sass previously served as state treasurer from 2007 to 2011. Sass was defeated by Kurt Schuller in the 2010 election. 

Campaign Website: (has not been updated since 2010 campaign) 

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Jake Tulogeski (D-Waukesha) 

Tulogeski does not appear to have a campaign website or social media at this time. 

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