Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, is knocking Gov. Tony Evers for appointing former Dem U.S. Senate candidate Alex Lasry to the Wisconsin Technical College System Board.

Evers late yesterday announced the appointment of Lasry, a former senior VP for the Milwaukee Bucks. He also named two others to the board: Janixa Franco Gonzales, a special education paraprofessional for the Pewaukee School District who is getting her degree in early childhood education from Waukesha County Technical College; and Lindsay Blumer, president and CEO of WRTP I BIG STEP.

The guv also reappointed Quincey Daniels, owner of Dr. Daniels and Education Consulting. He’s also a former senior lecturer at Waukesha County Technical College.

The new members join a slate of Evers appointees, including three that took up their positions on the board in January after three Walker appointees stayed on past their terms expired in May 2021. Dairy farmer Becky Levzow, former Republican state Rep. Mary Williams and ABC of Wisconsin Vice President Kelly Tourdot sent their letters of resignation on Dec. 29.

The three board members who Evers appointed to fill those spots began serving in January and were confirmed last month.

In announcing the appointments, Evers said, “The various background and professional experiences of our WTCS Board members allows them to bring fresh and unique perspectives to the table, which is essential to ensuring our technical colleges are successful and the Board is representative of the students, faculty, and staff that make up these institutions.”

Vos called the appointment of Lasry “disappointing but no surprise” and likened it to Evers appointing “political ally” Sarah Godlewski, the former state treasurer, to the secretary of state’s post.

“Now Alex Lasry will also hold an unelected, unaccountable position with the Tech Board where he won’t have to answer to the voters when he raises their taxes,” Vos said.

See the Evers release here.

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