DPW Chair Mike Tate Statement on Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton’s Announcement that She Will not Seek the Democratic Nomination for Governor

  

Madison – DPW Chair Mike Tate released this statement following an announcement by Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton that she will not seek the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2010.

“As Lieutenant Governor, Barbara Lawton’s commitment to Wisconsin families has been untiring. Over the past seven years she has worked in innovative ways to create jobs, conserve our environmental resources, promote the arts and catalyze progress for women. Lieutenant Governor Lawton will surely continue to be a leader for Wisconsinites throughout the remaining 14 months of her term, and we thank her for her dedicated service to our state.

We look forward to a competitive governor’s race and a robust debate – one that will hold Scott Walker, Mark Neumann and any other Republican candidates accountable for their records of failure. One thing is for certain – last fall, the people of Wisconsin chose the Democratic Party to lead our state through the worst economic downturn in two generations, and Wisconsinites will once again look to Democrats for leadership next November.”