Wisconsin Government Accountability Board
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The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board is a non-partisan regulatory agency of the State of Wisconsin which administers and enforces Wisconsin law pertaining to campaign finance, elections, ethics and lobbying. The G.A.B. staff also is non-partisan. The agency is organized into two divisions: The Elections Division and the Ethics and Accountability Division.
The Board consists of six members, all former state judges, who serve staggered, six-year terms. Board members are appointed by the Governor, and serve part-time, receiving per diems for each meeting they attend. The Governor of Wisconsin nominates a judge to fill a vacancy from a roster of potential Board members previously selected by a panel of Wisconsin Court of Appeals judges; and the nominee must be confirmed by the Wisconsin State Senate.
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The Board was created in 2008 as the result of the merger of the former State Ethics Board and State Elections Boards.
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