Contact: Amy Hasenberg, (608) 266-2839
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker issued the following statement today upon learning of the passing of former Wisconsin Secretary of State Vel Phillips.

Tonette and I send our prayers to the family and friends of the Honorable Vel Phillips. She was a legend in Milwaukee and in Wisconsin – not only for her many firsts but for her passion. It was an honor to get to know her when I was the County Executive and to be a part of naming the Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center in her honor nearly a decade ago.

A flag lowering order in honor of Vel Phillips’ life and legacy is forthcoming.

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