Tuesday, August 1, 2017
JANESVILLE—Former state Sen. Tim Cullen is taking over the chairmanship of Common Cause of Wisconsin.
Cullen, town of Janesville, replaces Bill Kraus, 91, who led the good-government advocacy organization for 22 years, said Jay Heck, Common Cause’s executive director.
Cullen served on the organization’s board in 2009-10, resigned to run for state Senate and rejoined the board in 2015 after he left office.
In a news release Tuesday, Cullen is quoted as saying: “We are recommitting our reform work to unite Wisconsinites of all political views toward the re-establishment of open, accountable and transparent state government and clean politics, and to rebuilding a state where the concerns of real citizens trump the power of monied interests and vicious, polarizing partisanship.”
Cullen also co-chairs the Wisconsin Fair Elections Project with former Republican state Sen. Dale Schultz, with whom he frequently travels and speaks about the need to end partisan gerrymandering.