Richfield Today wrote letters to Gannon, Brandtjen and Stroebel to learn their position regarding this issue at the local level. As a result of Rep Gannon's public statement that he did not support Term Limits at the local level Zoulek chose to file a complaint against Rep. Gannon with the GAB as you can see reported in the INBRIEF article of the Daily News.
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RE: In the Matter of: Representative Gannon ; Case No. 2016-ETH-015
Section 5.05 (1), WIS. STATS., provides that “The [Board] shall have the responsibility for the administration of chs. 5 to 12, other laws relating to elections and election campaigns, subch. III of ch. 13, and subch. III of ch. 19.” When the board reviews a complaint and fails to find that there is a reasonable suspicion that a violation occurred or is occurring, the board shall dismiss the complaint WIS. STAT. § 5.05 (2m)(c) 4.
The use of public funds in Representative Gannon’s communication were a valid use of public funds in a response to a media inquiry. Public funds expended from an office account to pay for such communications is consistent with the responsibilities of an elected Representative to the Assembly and is long-standing policy entirely consistent with the "public purpose doctrine" of the State Constitution.
Because of the above, the Board, at its June 9 meeting, adopted a motion to dismiss your complaint.
WI Government Accountability Board
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