Josh Kaul (attorney general candidates), Ann Groves Lloyd (42nd assembly district) joining us for Sept. 1 meeting at Caestecker Public Library
Join us on Saturday, Sept. 1, to hear from Democrats Josh Kaul and Ann Groves Lloyd. Both candidates will be on the ballot on Nov. 6. The two headline our regular monthly meeting of the Green Lake County Dems & Friends at the Caestecker Public Library in Green Lake. Start time is 10 a.m. Like all meetings of the organization, it is open to the public. Kaul is battling incumbent Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel.
While Kaul is a first-time candidates for public office on the state level, he knows well the demands of the office as he is the son of the late Peg Lautenschlager, who served as the state’s attorney general from 2003 to 2007. She was the first woman to be elected to the position in Wisconsin history.
Kaul’s Facebook Page says he was a prosecutor in Baltimore, “one of America’s most violent cities. There, Josh prosecuted murderers, gang members, and drug traffickers, taking dangerous criminals off the street and making communities more secure. When Josh came home to Wisconsin to raise a family, he took on a new challenge: going to court to fight back against laws that make it harder for law-abiding citizens to vote. Josh has been involved in challenges to restrictive voting measures here in Wisconsin, in North Carolina, and in other states.
Josh knows the job of attorney general has never been more important or more complex. He’s running because he believes the attorney general needs to focus on protecting Wisconsin families, not on partisan politics.
Josh grew up in Oshkosh and Fond du Lac in a family of law enforcement professionals and teachers. He attended public schools and played football and baseball for the Fondy Cardinals. He is the owner of one share of the Green Bay Packers. Josh and his wife, Lindsey, are the proud parents of two young boys: Simon (3) and Henry (3 months). Josh took Simon to his first Badgers basketball game this past season.”
In June, Groves Lloyd lost a special election for the 42nd open assembly seat to Republican Jon Plummer. The opening was created when Gov. Scott Walker named the district’s sitting assembly representative to a state government position. Initially, Walker refused to call a special election, but relented after a court ruling said the voters in the district had a right to be represented; that they did not have to wait until the general election in November. So Plummer is now the incumbent in the Nov. 6 election and Groves Lloyd is the challenger.