Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has appointed attorney Don Millis to the Elections Commission to replace former GOP state Rep. Dean Knudson on the body.

Knudson announced his resignation last month, saying he was no longer an effective representative for Republicans and higher ups in the party had made clear they didn’t want him to be chair.

The pick won praise from former GOP Gov. Tommy Thompson, former Justice Michael Gableman, who has been leading a much-maligned review of the 2020 election, and outgoing Dem Elections Commission Chair Ann Jacobs.

Millis was originally appointed to the commission by then-Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. But he resigned in 2017, telling that he was poised to begin lobbying the Legislature again and couldn’t do that while serving on the commission.

Millis also served on the old Elections Board before it was replaced by the Government Accountability Board.

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