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Andy Craig (Wisconsin)

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Andy Craig
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Candidate for
Wisconsin Secretary of State
PartyLibertarian
Education
Bachelor'sHendrix College (2009-2011)
Websites
Campaign website
Andy Craig is a Libertarian candidate for Wisconsin Secretary of State in the 2014 elections.[1]

Biography

Craig attended Hendrix College from 2009-2011 and studied political science.[2]

Craig is the deputy director for the Wisconsin Liberty Coalition, the Wisconsin state director for Our America Initiative and a member of the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin secretary of state election, 2014

Craig is running for election to the office of Wisconsin Secretary of State. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Political philosophy

Craig submitted the following statement about his political philosophy to Ballotpedia:[4]

I advocate a series of nonpartisan constitutional reforms, including abolishing the heavily marginalized office of Wisconsin Secretary of State, and promise to consistently advocate for reason, freedom, and reform in Wisconsin state government during my term.[5]

Race background

See also: Douglas La Follette#Wisconsin Secretary of State (1974-1978, 1983-present)

Incumbent Democrat Doug La Follette faces Republican challenger Julian Bradley and two third-party candidates, Constitution Party candidate Jerry Broitzman and Libertarian Party candidate Andy Craig in the general election for Wisconsin Secretary of State. La Follette has held this seat since 1983 and is running to extend his winning streak once again. During his time in office, the powers of the Secretary of State's office have been reduced by the Wisconsin Legislature.[6]

Both Republican primary candidates, Bradley and State Representative Garey Bies, argued that the office had become ceremonial and that the current state was unacceptable. While Bies wanted to eliminate the office and give its remaining powers to other agencies, Bradley's platform is to reform the office and regain its former powers.[6][7]

Bradley won the Republican nomination in the primary on August 12 by a large margin, though this doesn't necessarily mean that Republican primary voters prefer the office's reform to elimination, considering this issue's relative obscurity. Some of Bradley's support may also have come from his emerging status as a candidate with future potential in the Republican Party, which was underlined in late August 2014 when the Republican State Leadership Committee named this race as "one of 14 races to watch" across the country.[8] La Follette was unopposed in the Democratic primary.


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References

  1. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "CERTIFICATE OF NOMINATION," accessed July 4, 2014
  2. Information submitted on Ballotpedia’s biographical information submission form on July 7, 2014
  3. Information submitted on Ballotpedia’s biographical information submission form on July 7, 2014
  4. Information submitted on Ballotpedia’s biographical information submission form on July 7, 2014
  5. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  6. 6.0 6.1 THOnline, "Bradley wins GOP primary for Wisconsin secretary of state," August 12, 2014
  7. Julian Bradley for Secretary of State, "Platform," accessed September 12, 2014
  8. WKBT La Crosse, "Julian Bradley gains national attention running for secretary of state," August 28, 2014