GAB Certifies Senator Lehman’s Election, Ending Weeks of GOP Stall Tactics

Pro-working family majority in place to tackle record job loss under GOP watch

MADISON – We Are Wisconsin Executive Director, Kristen Crowell released the following statement regarding news that the Government Accountability Board certified incoming State Senator John Lehman’s election after over a month of unnecessary and costly recounts.

“With the GAB’s certification of Senator Lehman’s election, working families in the 21st Senate District finally have representation that puts their values and their needs ahead of out-of-touch corporate special interests. Voters made their voices heard loud and clear, Wisconsin has been headed down the wrong path with Scott Walker and Van Wanggaard and now, with Senator John Lehman, we have a State Senate Majority focused on desperately needed job creation instead of attacking workers and women.”

“Republicans in the Assembly and Senate must agree to a special session and not wait until January to tackle the historic job loss seen under Scott Walker and Van Wanggaard’s watch. With hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites unemployed, it is irresponsible for Republicans in the legislature to stall working to put Wisconsinites back to work.”