Friday, January 4, 2019

Janesville City Council Member Elected to State Government Watchdog Board

For Release: Friday - January 4, 2019

Sue Conley Joins Common Cause in Wisconsin State Governing Board

Janesville City Council member and community activist Sue Conley was elected to the State Governing Board of Common Cause in Wisconsin (CC/WI), the state's largest non-partisan political reform advocacy organization with more than 10,000 members and activists, at its last meeting during 2018.

Conley, a member of the Janesville City Council since 2017 and the long-time executive director of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin until she retired in 2014, was interested in becoming part of CC/WI because of her concern over the direction state government has taken, particularly over the past eight years.

"This state was once considered a national model for honest, clean, open and transparent state government and politics, but like so many other Wisconsinites, I am very concerned that we have lost our way, and lost the confidence of many Wisconsinites over the past eight years," she said. "CC/WI's good work and track record in the promotion of voting rights, ending partisan gerrymandering of state legislative and congressional districts, and in advocating for less money in politics, more transparency, better ethics and greater bipartisan cooperation is what is much needed in this state, and I am honored to have been elected to help lead in these efforts," Conley added.

Former State Senator Tim Cullen of Janesville has been the Chair of the CC/WI for the past two years. "Sue Conley brings years of valuable experience and expertise to our quest to once again transform Wisconsin into a state its citizens can have confidence in and be proud of. She is a terrific and dynamic addition to our efforts," he said.

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