After just a little more than a year in office, Wisconsin State Treasurer Kurt Schuller has decided he may want to leave his current job a little early. The first term Republican has announced plans to run for the state’s 53rd Assembly District in next November’s election.
The seat is currently held by Rep. Dick Spanbauer (R-Oshkosh), who recently announced he plans to retire after this session.
Schuller ran on a promise of trying to do away with the offices of Treasurer and Secretary of State. He succeeded in introducing a constitutional amendment to eliminate them, although the proposal has stalled in the state Assembly and is unlikely to pass this session. Still, he maintains he’s accomplished everything he planned on doing during his one and only term in the office.
AUDIO: Treasurer Schuller (:15)
Schuller says the Treasurer’s office was only meant to be a stepping stone toward something bigger. He says it was an “opportunity to job interview with the people of Wisconsin” and show them what he can accomplish.
Schuller registered his candidacy Wednesday with the Government Accountability Board.
Bob Nelson, KFIZ