Racine, Wisconsin… Today John S. Leiber (Pronounced “LYE-burr”) announced his candidacy for Wisconsin State Treasurer.
Leiber’s hometown is Racine, Wisconsin, where his family ties go back four generations. “My great grandmother escaped from Armenia and came to Wisconsin 1921 looking for a new life and the American dream,” stated Leiber. “After years of hard work and struggle, my family is living that dream. I will work to make sure Wisconsinites continue to have the same opportunities my family has had.”
The State Treasurer serves on the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) which was established by the Wisconsin State Constitution in 1848. The fund has grown to $1.3 billion and benefits public school libraries, the University of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin residents. “It’s crucial to keep this fund strong and well managed so it continues to grow for future generations,” Leiber said.
“As a fiscal conservative, I will focus on the job duties of the State Treasurer. In a 2018 statewide referendum, Wisconsin voters chose to keep the treasurer’s office and it should be administered by someone dedicated to this office and to public service,” said Leiber.
“I work hard to help my law clients navigate difficult financial situations and decisions. I’ll use that experience to help all Wisconsinites, and make sure that Wisconsin’s investments continue to grow,” Leiber stated.
Leiber holds a BA in History from UW-Parkside, and a JD from UW Law School and is running as a Republican. He and his wife, Diane, live in Cottage Grove and have three adult children.