Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, 09 March 2017 14:30

Alumni Campbell, Clow on local ballots

Two La Follette School alumni – Carolyn Clow and Bradley Campbell – are seeking election in their local communities. Clow is running for the McFarland Village Board, and Campbell hopes to join La Follette alumna Sara Eskrich on the Madison City Council.

More than 60 people attended each of four recent Town Hall meetings on key election issues with University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members. The meetings in Appleton, Madison, Milwaukee, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, were sponsored by UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science along with the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate magazine, often looks to the past to explain the present.

The day after state residents cast their ballots in April, writer in residence Jamelle Bouie will participate in a panel discussion on the UW-Madison campus about Wisconsin’s presidential primary election and the prospects for the general election in November.

When BJ Dernbach’s boss joined the Wisconsin Assembly’s Labor Committee, the La Follette School alum was thankful for the training he’d received in the building blocks he needs to quickly synthesize and summarize a lot of information about a policy topic in which he has no background.

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 11:40

Student wins seat on Madison city council

Student Sara Eskrich won a seat on the Madison Common Council in the April 7 election.

After a few years working in politics and for nonprofits, Mike Pearson decided that to have more of a positive impact on the causes he believes in, he should pursue an advanced degree.

The state of Wisconsin should not reform its Government Accountability Board, professor Donald Moynihan and political science colleagues argue in an op-ed published October 15 in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson bemoaned the lack of bipartisanship in local and national politics during the Paul Offner Lecture sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Urban Institute.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

2008 alum wins Delaware auditor primary

Alum Brenda Mayrack won the September 9 primary for Delaware state auditor. She takes on the incumbent in the November 4 election. Mayrack completed dual degrees in public affairs and law in 2008.

 

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