Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate regarding former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk's leadership role in the historic opposition to Scott Walker.

"Of all the accomplishments of Kathleen Falk in her long career of selfless service to the people of Wisconsin, her role in the formation of the recall movement may prove to be the most important.

"Not only was she on the front lines challenging the legality of Walker's unprecedented power grab, she traveled the four corners of the state highlighting her principled opposition to Walker's unprincipled moves which put Wisconsin's freedoms and working families in such jeopardy.

"All of this has been in keeping with the values with which Kathleen was instilled as a youth, learning that you don't waste land, you don't waste money and you don't waste our children's futures.

"Both as an advocate for clean streams, lakes and forests and later as executive of Dane County, she has exhibited the very best of what it means to be a public servant.

"Now, as she continues the fight she helped start with our great recall movement, we are grateful for her continued leadership and example."