This is an election year – a time when public records requests on politicians and candidates peaks. Wisconsin’s WCCO is reporting on a story involving that state’s Republican Party and its filing of a public records requests on a Democrat county supervisor.
A spokesman for the Wisconsin Republican Party, Kirsten Kukowski, confirmed to WCCO that a request has been made for two years of public records on Brown County Supervisor Jack Krueger.
The public records request is seeking to obtain all communications, including, e-mails, phone records and document files involving Krueger from April 15, 2006 to the present.
Krueger is a member of the Brown County Democratic Party and former chairman of Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District Democrats.
Krueger says that he has no idea what the public records request is ultimately after.
Krueger is also the vice chairman of the Brown County Board. He plans to run for board chairman when the new County Board meets on April 15. Kukowski hopes the public records request will be filled before Krueger takes on any new position.
According to Lynn Vanden Langenberg, director of Brown County’s administration department, most of the requested records have been gathered and sent to Brown County Corporation Counsel John Jacques.
Jacques will review the records, like he does with all public records requests, and then Krueger will review them.
By law, there is a three-day period for elected public officials to review public records that are requested about themselves and make clarifications to those records.