Feldt announces run for State Treasurer

30314_1370939407677_2032547_nDeputy treasurer Scott Feldt officially got into the race for Wisconsin State Treasurer earlier today. According to his website, www.feldtfortreasurer.com:

Scott’s running because he believes the State Treasurer has an important job that no bureaucrat can do: watch the peoples’ money. As Treasurer Scott will fight to ensure accountability, transparency, and opportunity for the people of Wisconsin.

Feldt’s statement in his announcement followed suit:

“The people of Wisconsin need a State Treasurer who will be an independent financial watchdog, ensuring accountability in taxing and spending,” Feldt said. “As State Treasurer my priorities will be maintaining accountability, increasing transparency, and safeguarding opportunity.”

Feldt’s served in the Office of the State Treasurer for 10 years, first as executive assistant to Jack Voight in the late ’90s and most recently as deputy treasurer under Kurt Schuller. He’s also worked in several economic development jobs in the public and private sectors.

Feldt’s the only Republican candidate to officially announce thus far. Two Madison Democrats, Dan Bohrod and Brandon White, have also filed as candidates for the office, according to the GAB. Feldt also ran for the office in 2010, narrowly losing a crowded Republican primary to Kurt Schuller, who ran on a promise to get rid of the office.

Schuller wasn’t able to accomplish that and declined to run for re-election.

About the writer: Chris Rochester is editor in chief of Morning Martini. He’s an armchair politico, veteran of several campaigns, and communications specialist. He's the communications director for the MacIver Institute. Commentary here is strictly his own.