If there was ever a job in state government perceived as boring, it would be the job of Secretary of State. The office holder, elected in a statewide election, is paid just over $72,000 per year. In return, responsibilities include overseeing public records, and authenticating official acts of the legislature and the Governor. The Secretary of State also serves on the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands.
Currently there’s a number of candidates running for Secretary of State this year. Republicans and Democrats (and third parties) are battling it out to pick their top candidates in the August 9 primary election.
The Friday 8 O’Clock Buzz continues its series of one-on-one interviews by speaking with Amy Loudenbeck, who is running in the Republican primary. Representative Loudenbeck has been a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 31, since 2011, where she’s served on the budget committee for four terms. You can find more about her campaign at voteamywi.com.
View our other interviews with candidates running for Secretary of State, here.