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.[1] 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.


The Board was created in 2008 as the result of the merger of the former State Ethics Board and State Elections Boards.[2]


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