Wisconsin Democratic Secretary of State La Follette resigns, Evers appoints Sarah Godlewski
By SCOTT BAUER and TODD RICHMOND Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic Secretary of State Doug La Follette has resigned, three months into his 10th consecutive term in office.
Gov. Tony Evers on Friday appointed former Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, who ran for U.S. Senate last year but lost in the primary, to fill out the four-year term.
Wisconsin's secretary of state is not in charge of elections and has almost no official duties.
The 82-year-old La Follette, 82, won reelection in November over a Republican who wanted to shift election duties to the office.
La Follette was first elected secretary of state in 1974.
NEW: After 40+ years in office, Secretary of State Doug La Follette is retiring.— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) March 17, 2023
Today, I'm excited to announce I'm appointing former State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski to Secretary of State, who will be only the third woman to have held the office in our state's history.
Thank you, @GovEvers! It’s honor an to continue to serve the people of Wisconsin as Secretary of State. I’m ready to get to work! https://t.co/gxDofm3ni0— Secretary Sarah Godlewski (@WISecofState) March 17, 2023