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.”

Josh went to col­lege at Yale, where he met his wife, Lind­sey. He majored in his­to­ry and eco­nom­ics and grad­u­at­ed with hon­ors. He then attend­ed Stan­ford Law School, where he served as Pres­i­dent of the Stan­ford Law Review. 
More on John Kaul:
Jour­nal Sen­tinel arti­cle on Kaul;‘s announce­ment that he was run­ning for the attor­ney gen­er­al post.

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.

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