By Paul Schmitt
Former Lieutenant Governor and Door County resident Barbara Lawton, who has endorsed Tony Evers for Governor, will be actively supporting him through the campaign process. Lawton came out two months ago with her endorsement for Evers, the current State Superintendent of Public Schools. Lawton says she will not be seeking public office in the foreseeable future, but still feels it is important to stay politically active. She explains why she is supporting Evers for the state’s highest political position.
Lawton says Evers understands the demands of being a top executive in the state and rises above all other candidates seeking the Democratic candidacy for Governor. Elected the first woman Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin in 2002, Lawton served until 2011 under then-Governor Jim Doyle.