MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state board that oversees elections and ethics compliance has selected new officers.
Wisconsin law requires every state agency administered by a board to select new officers at its first meeting every year. The six retired judges who make up the Government Accountability Board picked their new officers during a meeting Tuesday in Madison by drawing names from a glass vase.
Gerald Nichol won the chairmanship, replacing Thomas Barland. Elsa Lamelas was picked as vice-chair, replacing Harold Froehlich. Barland was selected as secretary, replacing Timothy Vocke.
The selections come as Republicans who control the state Legislature are mulling revamping the board and moving toward a more partisan structure.