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Historical Information about the Former Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

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On December 16, 2015, Governor Walker signed 2015 Wisconsin Act 118, which eliminated the Government Accountability Board on June 30, 2016 and replaced it with two separate commissions to oversee the administration of elections and ethics.

This page will be a repository for historical information about the former G.A.B., including information about Board members and meeting materials.

Transition of the G.A.B. to the Ethics Commission and Elections Commission

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May 12, 2016
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This transition plan was prepared by the Wisconsin Department of Administration with the assistance of G.A.B. staff in accordance with 2015 Wisconsin Act 118, Section 266, subsection 9m. It was approved unanimously by the Joint Committee on Finance on June 13, 2016.

Members of the former Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board was comprised of six former judges who were appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature. These are the Board Members who served between 2008 and 2016.

Name Hometown Judicial Service
Judge Thomas Barland
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Eau Claire

Eau Claire County Circuit Court, 1967-2000

Judge Michael Brennan
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Marshfield

Clark County Circuit Court, 1971-2001

Judge Thomas Cane
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Wausau

Wisconsin Court of Appeals, 1981-2007

Outagamie County Circuit Court, 1972-1981

Judge David G. Deininger
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Monroe

Wisconsin Court of Appeals, 1996-2007

Green County Circuit Court, 1994-1996

Judge William Eich
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Madison

Wisconsin Court of Appeals, 1985-2000

Dane County Circuit Court, 1975-1985

Judge John Franke
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Shorewood

Milwaukee County Circuit Court, 1987 to 2008

Judge Harold V. Froehlich
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Appleton

Outagamie County Circuit Court,1981 to 2011

Judge Elsa Lamelas
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Shorewood

Milwaukee County Circuit Court, 1993 to 2012

Judge Edward E. Leineweber
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Lone Rock

Richland County Circuit Court, 1997 to 2011

Judge Victor Manian
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Glendale

Milwaukee County Circuit Court, 1972-2004

Judge James B. Mohr
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Eagle River

Vilas County Circuit Court, 1983-2003

Judge Gordon Myse
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Appleton

Wisconsin Court of Appeals    1986-1999
Outagamie County Circuit Court 1972-1983

Judge Gerald C. Nichol
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Madison

Dane County Circuit Court, 1988-2004.

Judge Timothy Vocke
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Rhinelander

Vilas County Circuit Court Judge, 1979 - 1983

Government Accountability Board Meeting Archives

This is an archive of agendas and minutes from meetings of the former Government Accountability Board.

Click on the meeting to find agendas, materials and minutes for each meeting.

Event Date & Time
Special Teleconference Meeting for Ballot Access Challenge 06/14/2016 - 2:00pm
GAB June 2016 Meeting 06/09/2016 - 1:00pm
GAB April 2016 Meeting 04/26/2016 - 9:00am
GAB March 2016 Meeting 03/01/2016 - 9:00am
G.A.B. February 2016 Special Meeting 02/08/2016 - 1:00pm
GAB January 2016 Meeting 01/12/2016 - 9:00am
GAB December 2015 Meeting 12/15/2015 - 9:00am
GAB October 2015 Meeting 10/20/2015 - 9:00am
GAB September 2015 Meeting 09/01/2015 - 9:00am
GAB July 2015 Special Meeting 07/13/2015 - 10:00am
GAB June 2015 Meeting 06/18/2015 - 9:00am
GAB April 2015 Meeting 04/29/2015 - 9:00am
April 2015 Special Teleconference Meeting 04/10/2015 - 9:00am
Special Teleconference Meeting March 25 2015 03/25/2015 - 3:00pm
Special Teleconference Meeting March 13 2015 03/13/2015 - 9:00am
GAB March 4-5 2015 Meeting 03/04/2015 - 9:00am
GAB Special Meeting January 21 2015 01/21/2015 - 1:30pm
GAB January 2015 Meeting (teleconference) 01/13/2015 - 1:00pm
GAB December 2014 Meeting 12/16/2014 - 9:00am
GAB October 2014 Meeting 10/28/2014 - 9:00am
GAB Special Meeting September 19 2014 09/19/2014 - 9:00am
GAB September 2014 Meeting 09/04/2014 - 9:00am
Special Teleconference Board Meeting August 11 2014 08/11/2014 - 1:00pm
GAB Special Meeting July 21 2014 07/21/2014 - 1:30pm
GAB June 2014 Meeting 06/10/2014 - 9:00am
GAB May 2014 Meeting 05/21/2014 - 9:00am
Special Teleconference Board Meeting April 17 2014 04/17/2014 - 9:30am
GAB March 2014 Meeting 03/19/2014 - 9:00am
GAB February 2014 Special Teleconference Meeting 02/25/2014 - 1:00pm
GAB January 2014 Meeting (teleconference) 01/14/2014 - 9:00am
GAB January 2014 Special Teleconference Meeting 01/06/2014 - 10:00am
GAB December 2013 Meeting 12/17/2013 - 9:00am
New Board Member Orientation 2013 11/19/2013 - 10:00am
GAB October 2013 Meeting 10/22/2013 - 9:00am
October 2013 Special Teleconference G.A.B. Meeting 10/02/2013 - 9:30am
September 2013 GAB Special Teleconference Meeting 09/25/2013 - 9:00am
GAB August 2013 Meeting 08/13/2013 - 9:00am
June 2013 GAB Special Teleconference Meeting 06/20/2013 - 9:30am
GAB May 2013 Meeting 05/21/2013 - 9:00am
GAB March 2013 Meeting 03/20/2013 - 9:00am
GAB January 2013 Meeting (teleconference) 01/14/2013 - 9:00am
GAB December 2012 Meeting 12/18/2012 - 9:00am
GAB October 2012 Meeting 10/23/2012 - 9:00am
GAB August 2012 Meeting 08/28/2012 - 9:00am
GAB June 2012 Meeting 06/08/2012 - 9:00am
GAB May 2012 Meeting 05/15/2012 - 9:00am
April 2012 G.A.B. Special Board Meeting 04/17/2012 - 9:00am
March 2012 GAB Special Board Meeting 03/30/2012 - 9:00am
GAB March 2012 Meeting 03/20/2012 - 9:00am
March 12, 2012 GAB Special Board Meeting 03/12/2012 - 9:00am
G.A.B. February 2012 Special Meeting 02/07/2012 - 9:00am
GAB January 2012 Meeting (teleconference) 01/12/2012 - 9:00am
GAB December 2011 Meeting 12/13/2011 - 9:00am
GAB December 2011 Special Teleconference Meeting 12/05/2011 - 2:00pm
GAB November 2011 Meeting 11/09/2011 - 9:00am
GAB September 2011 Meeting 09/12/2011 - 9:30am
GAB August 2011 Meeting 08/02/2011 - 9:30am
GAB June 2011 Special Meeting 06/27/2011 - 1:00pm
Special Board Meeting June 20 2011-- Cancelled 06/20/2011 - 12:00pm
GAB June 8, 2011 Special Meeting 06/08/2011 - 9:00am
GAB May 2011 Special Board Meeting 05/31/2011 - 8:30am
GAB May 23, 2011 Special Board Meeting 05/23/2011 - 9:00am
GAB May 2011 Meeting 05/17/2011 - 9:30am
GAB March 2011 Meeting 03/22/2011 - 9:30am
GAB January 2011 Meeting 01/13/2011 - 10:00am
GAB December 2010 Special Meeting 12/22/2010 - 9:30am
GAB December 2010 Meeting 12/14/2010 - 9:30am
GAB October 2010 Meeting 10/11/2010 - 9:30am
GAB September 2010 Meeting 09/13/2010 - 9:30am
G.A.B. August 2010 Regular Meeting 08/30/2010 - 9:30am
G.A.B. August 2010 Special Meeting 08/09/2010 - 1:00pm
G.A.B. July 2010 Meeting 07/21/2010 - 9:30am
G.A.B. May 2010 Meeting 05/10/2010 - 9:30am
G.A.B. March 2010 Meeting 03/23/2010 - 9:30am
GAB January 2010 Meeting 01/14/2010 - 10:00am
GAB December 2009 Meeting 12/17/2009 - 8:30am
GAB November 2009 Meeting 11/09/2009 - 9:30am
GAB October 2009 Meeting 10/05/2009 - 9:30am
GAB August 2009 Meeting 08/10/2009 - 9:30am
GAB July 2009 Meeting 07/01/2009 - 8:00am
GAB June 2009 Meeting 06/22/2009 - 9:30am
GAB May 2009 Meetings 05/05/2009 - 9:30am
GAB March 2009 Meeting 03/30/2009 - 9:30am
GAB January 2009 Meeting 01/15/2009 - 9:30am
GAB December 2008 Meeting 12/17/2008 - 9:30am
GAB November 2008 Meeting 11/11/2008 - 9:30am
GAB October 2008 Meeting 10/06/2008 - 9:30am
GAB August 2008 Meeting 08/27/2008 - 9:30am
GAB July 2008 Meeting 07/15/2008 - 9:30am
GAB June 2008 Meeting 06/09/2008 - 9:30am
GAB May 2008 Meeting 05/05/2008 - 9:30am
GAB March 2008 Meeting 03/26/2008 - 9:30am
GAB February 2008 Meeting 02/25/2008 - 9:30am
GAB January 2008 Meeting 01/28/2008 - 9:30am
GAB December 2007 Meeting 12/10/2007 - 9:00am
GAB November 5, 2007 Meeting 11/05/2007 - 10:00am
GAB November 1, 2007 Meeting 11/01/2007 - 8:30am
GAB October 2007 Meeting 10/15/2007 - 9:30am
GAB September 2007 Meeting 09/07/2007 - 3:00pm
GAB First Meeting: August 2007 08/23/2007 - 10:00am