Dane County District Attorney Ishmael Ozanne

Dane County District Attorney Ishmael Ozanne

A candidate for Wisconsin’s top law enforcement post failed to explain almost one-third of his campaign’s expenses for the first half of the year, as required by law.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne is one of three Democrats running in a primary for attorney general on August 12. In a report filed with the state this week, he did not list how $33,000 of the $97,000 his campaign spent between January and June was used. The reports list a number of checks with no recipient, as well as a number of electronic withdrawals that don’t include a reason. One of the withdrawals was made from a New Orleans ATM in May.

A campaign official says they just ran out of time and plan to revise the report to add more details.

Ozanne is running against Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ and State Representative Jon Richards of Milwaukee in the Democratic primary. He has only raised about a third as much as each of his Democratic opponents, and his finance report shows he only had about $3,400 on hand at the end of June.


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