December 15, 2017

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Rep. Sargent Statement on Calls for Elections, Ethics Commission Resignations


MADISON – Yesterday, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) called for Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator, Michael Haas, and Wisconsin Ethics Commission administrator, Brian Bell, respectively, to resign from their positions. State Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) released the following statement:


“In my experience as a legislator, Mike Haas and Bryan Bell are exceptional public servants who serve our state with integrity, fairness, and honesty.


It is the absolute height of irony that Speaker Vos and Majority Leader Fitzgerald would call for anyone’s resignation on the bases of partiality and partisanship. These are good people who’ve spent their careers serving our state and they deserve better than having their reputations smeared so a few people can score some cheap political points.


Speaker Vos and Majority Leader Fitzgerald’s actions are retaliatory and callous and I call on them to take responsibility for their actions, rescind their calls for both administrators’ resignations, and to publicly apologize for tarnishing the reputations and good will of these two public servants.”




Melissa Sargent is a State Representative in the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 48th Assembly District, which covers the east and north sides of the City of Madison and the village of Maple Bluff.

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