Last month, Doug La Follette narrowly won his bid for an unprecedented 12th term as Wisconsin’s Secretary of State. That makes him the longest serving, non-federal, elected official in the US. He was first elected to the position in 1974 and was reelected in 1982. He has held the position ever since.
La Follette joins A Public Affair substitute host Nada Elmikashfi to talk about his career in the capitol.
Doug La Follette is the Wisconsin Secretary of State. He served a term as a state senator from 1972—1974. He was then elected Secretary of State. Doug has deep environmental roots in Wisconsin. He started Wisconsin’s Environmental Decade, now Clean Wisconsin. He helped the late Gaylord Nelson organize the first Earth Day in 1970 and was appointed by President Jimmy Carter as the Assistant Director to the Mid-American Solar Energy Complex.
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