Former local legislator to lead state political reform organization

A former State Senator and Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services Secretary from Janesville is taking over as Chairman of the Board for the state’s largest non-partisan citizens political reform organization. Tim Cullen says top issues to be tackled by Common Cause in Wisconsin deal with the election process.  Cullen calls this a dark and deeply troubling period in Wisconsin’s long, proud history with the power of special interest and millionaire money never greater, voter suppression never more evident, and hyper-partisan gerrymandering of state legislative districts never more deliberate.  He says Common Cause is re-committing its reform work to unite Wisconsinites toward reestablishing open, accountable, and transparent state government.