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G.A.B. Announces Campaign Finance Training Sessions

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May 9, 2013

MADISON, WI – The Government Accountability Board will provide campaign finance training around the state in May and June.

G.A.B. staff will be conducting 10, two-hour training sessions in Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Racine County, Wausau and West Allis.  In addition to campaign finance laws, the sessions will also cover how to use the state’s online Campaign Finance Information System: http://cfis.wi.gov.

“Campaign finance laws affect thousands of state and local candidates and political committees,” said Kevin J. Kennedy, director and general counsel of the G.A.B.  “Whether they register with the G.A.B. or a local clerk, it is important they understand how to report correctly so the public has the information it needs to make informed decisions.”

Jonathan Becker, the G.A.B.’s Ethics & Accountability Division Administrator, said the sessions may also be useful training for Wisconsin’s county and municipal clerks, who assist local candidates with their filings.  “Our staff members are experts, and they can provide practical advice not only to anyone who must file campaign finance reports, but also the clerks who keep those records,” he said.

Persons interested in attending should visit the G.A.B. website to view the full schedule and register online: http://gab.wi.gov/campaign-finance/training.  Seating is limited.  Those without Internet access should call the G.A.B. at 608-266-8005.

Location Date Time
Madison May 14 1 to 3 p.m.
West Allis May 15 2 to 4 p.m.
West Allis May 15 5 to 7 p.m.
Racine / Sturtevant May 16 2 to 4 p.m.
Madison May 29 10 a.m. to noon
Wausau June 11 1 to 3 p.m.
Green Bay June 12 10 a.m. to noon
Eau Claire June 19 1 to 3 p.m.
La Crosse June 20 10 a.m. to noon
Madison June 26 1 to 3 p.m.

 

For more information, contact: 

Reid Magney, public information officer, 608-267-7887

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