Welcome,

My name is Bill Folk and I'm running to be Wisconsin's next Secretary of State.

It is time for Wisconsin to have a Secretary of State that is willing to work for the taxpayers of Wisconsin.

For 36 years, under Democratic and Republican Governors, there has been a concerted effort to remove duties from the Secretary of State and place those duties into the hands of unelected and unaccountable boards. This is not because the office has become irrelevant but the occupant has been ineffective.

It is time that we elect a Secretary of State that is capable and willing to take on the role and duty that a Secretary of State should.

In 1946 the Secretary of State of Wisconsin was responsible for the following: (Stats from NASS)
· Issue Corporate Charters
· Member of the State Land Board
· Member of State Board of Canvassers
· Administer Election Laws
· Register Trade Marks
· Custodian of Legislative Bills, Acts and Records
· Publish Session Laws
· Publish Abstract of Votes
· Attest Executive Documents

Under the 36 years of LaFollete here is what we are left with:
· Issue Corporate Charters
· Member of the State Land Board
· Member of State Board of Canvassers
· Administer Election Laws
· Register Trade Marks
· Custodian of Legislative Bills, Acts and Records
· Publish Session Laws
· Publish Abstract of Votes
· Attest Executive Documents

There is a growing call to eliminate the office – If the office is to continue to be held by Lafollete, I agree. However there is a better way…Vote For Folk.

Bill Folk

Bill Folk

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