Duey as He Says, Not as He Does
Senator Duey Stroebel Touts Transparency, But Own Office Policy Allows Deleting Records of Public Business
MADISON, Wis. — Republican State Senator Duey Stroebel has been among the ringleaders in state Republicans’ effort to limit the freedom to vote. This is in line with a nationwide effort, coordinated by conservative organizations, to create obstacles to the ballot box, which often target Black, brown, and young Americans. Stroebel claims his efforts are aimed at transparency, but as recently reported, his own office policy allows for deleting public records, including emails about the identity of individuals or groups he worked with on election law bills.
A Better Wisconsin Together Communications Associate Julia Gunther commented, “As Senator Stroebel grandstands about transparency in public, his private actions reflect a contempt for Wisconsin’s Open Records Law and for the right of the public to hold their elected officials accountable. The references to outside actors raise questions about who is influencing Senator Stroebel and why they were scrubbed from the record. Wisconsinites deserve to know who these shady actors are and what impact they are having in our legislative process.”