Wisconsinites Vote To Keep State Treasurer

Next Treasurer To Be Elected To 4-Year Term In November

Wisconsin state Capitol
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Wisconsin voters have decided to keep the state’s treasurer, soundly defeating a proposed constitutional amendment that would have eliminated the office.

Voters rejected the amendment by a roughly 61 to 38 percent margin, a lopsided defeat for a proposal that had bipartisan support when it was added to the ballot by the state Legislature.

The push to keep the office was led by former Treasurer Jack Voight, who argued it preserved an important check on executive powers in Wisconsin.

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The push to eliminate it was led by the current Treasurer Matt Adamczyk, who argued the office no longer had any real duties.

Adamczyk issued a statement Tuesday night saying he accepted the will of the people.

“It will be up to future legislators to figure out what the state treasurer should do,” Adamczyk said.

The treasurer is a constitutional office in Wisconsin that is as old as the state itself.

The vote means the next treasurer will be elected to a four-year term in November.