The first announced appointee to a new state elections commission is an attorney specializing in injury and election law: Ann S. Jacobs of Milwaukee. Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling of La Crosse announced the appointment Wednesday. The new elections commission is poised to assume some of the duties of the Government Accountability Board, which is on course to be abolished by a newly enacted law. Jacobs is founder of Jacobs Injury Law in Milwaukee, according to her LinkedIn page. Jacobs also has a background in election law, according to her resume, provided to the Wisconsin State Journal by Shilling’s office. She is training director for Wisconsin Election Protection, a voting rights group, and has lectured and written articles on election law for the state and Milwaukee bar associations.
Shilling, in a statement, described Jacobs as a “highly qualified candidate with a depth of election knowledge.”
“I trust that she will be a strong, fair and nonpartisan voice for Wisconsin citizens,” Shilling said.
Democratic candidates have benefited from Jacobs’ contributions during the past decade. She gave to various Democratic lawmakers, including Shilling, and to the party’s three most recent candidates for governor: Mary Burke, Tom Barrett and Jim Doyle, according to a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign database tracking such contributions.
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