August 7, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: John Leiber (262) 880-9767

Primary opponent not compliant with campaign finance law

Caledonia, WI – John Leiber, Republican candidate for the 62nd State Assembly district, filed an official complaint today informing the Ethics Commission that the Robert Wittke campaign for the 62nd Assembly District is not following campaign finance law in his distribution of campaign literature.

“The most basic rule of campaigning is full disclosure and transparency,” Leiber stated. “Clear, legible disclaimer information is required by statute on all literature that is distributed for campaign purposes, and his flyers do not adhere to this law.”

Campaign publications and distributions are required to display a clear and legible disclaimer.

“I’ve heard from concerned voters who want ethics rules followed. Campaign integrity is crucial, and if we can’t trust candidates to follow these basics, what other rules might they be disregarding?” Leiber continued.

Leiber filed the complaint electronically with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission.

“As an already elected official, Wittke should know and follow our state’s campaign and ethics laws. I believe everyone should know who is funding campaign activities so they can make informed choices,” Leiber concluded. “I’m dedicated to a clean, positive, honest campaign and will maintain those high standards in office. I’m disappointed my opponent thinks differently.”

The primary election for the 62nd Assembly District will be held on August 14, 2018. The general election will be held on November 6, 2018.

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