Thursday, May 3, 2018

BCPL Commissioner Candidates--Attorney General

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. 

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 and secretary of state races and will be held August 14. The General Election will be held on November 6. 

Attorney General

Brad Schimel (Incumbent, R-Waukesha)

Attorney General Schimel currently serves as the chair of the BCPL. He has been a BCPL Commissioner since first being elected in 2014.

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Josh Kaul (D-Madison)

Kaul is a Madison-based attorney. He is the son of former Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager.

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