Friday, December 17, 2010

Bill Kraus - CC/WI State Governing Board Member Chair (Emeritas)

Bill Kraus

Bill Kraus is a native of Marshfield and was a long time resident of Stevens Point. He has been the Co-Chair of Common Cause in Wisconsin since 1995 and served on the National Governing Board of National Common Cause from 2004 to 2007.

 Bill was a long-time Republican strategist in Wisconsin and was instrumental in the election of Governor Warren Knowles in 1964, 1966 and 1968 and in the election of Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus in 1978. He then served as the Director of Communications for Dreyfus from 1979 to 1983 and then as an executive for the Sentry Insurance Company.

Bill's political writings have appeared in many publications and he is a regular commentator on Wisconsin Public Radio and a blogger on CC/WI's blog: and other sites.

Bill attended Carleton College and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School.

He lives in Madison and is married to Toni Sikes.