Senate committee to vote on GAB appointments
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Senate Elections Committee plans to vote on approving Gov. Scott Walker’s four appointees to the board that oversees elections, ethics and campaign finance laws in Wisconsin. The appointments have drawn more attention than normal because Walker is taking the unusual step of withdrawing his nomination of a current board member before his term expires. Walker wants to replace former judge David Deininger with Harold Froehlich, a 30-year veteran judge and former one-term Republican congressman. Walker says he is making the change because the Republican Senate would not confirm Deininger, himself a former Republican state lawmaker. Froehlich and Elsa Lamelas are two new Government Accountability Board members up for a vote Wednesday in the Senate committee. Two current board members, Gerald Nichol and Tim Vocke, are up for reappointment.
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