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  La Follette, Douglas J.
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NameDouglas J. La Follette
Address1211 Rutledge St
Madison, Wisconsin , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born June 06, 1940
Died Still Living (74 years)
ContributorJR725
Last ModifedCraverguy
Apr 11, 2012 06:51pm
Tags Caucasian - French - Liberal - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Labor - Union Member -
InfoDoug made his first run for office in 1970 in the Democratic primary bid seeking to represent Wisconsin in Congress. He served a term as a state senator from 1972—1974 for Kenosha, during which time he authored legislation which provided family planning care to women for the first time in Wisconsin’s history. He was then elected Secretary of State and has been reelected every four years for the past 30 years.

Throughout his years of public service he has fought against the corrupting influence of big money on politics. He has rejected high-spending campaign tactics and has followed the path of the great Wisconsin Senator Bill Proxmire, who depended on his relationship with the people to get elected.

Doug has deep environmental roots in this state. He started Wisconsin's Environmental Decade, now Clean Wisconsin, and has been fighting for local, renewable energy since the 1970's. He helped the late Gaylord Nelson organize the first Earth Day in 1970 and was appointed by President Jimmy Carter as the Assistant Director to the Mid-American Solar Energy Complex.

Doug La Follette earned his Ph.D in organic chemistry from Columbia University and went on to teach as an Assistant Professor of chemistry and ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.


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Apr 06, 2011 10:00pm General La Follette asks court to withdraw appeal of injunction against collective bargaining bill  Article COSDem 
Mar 29, 2011 01:40pm News La Follette: [Collective Bargaining] Law's publication date was rescinded  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Mar 11, 2011 08:30pm News La Follette delays collective bargaining bill as Democratic senators prepare to return  Article Homegrown Democrat 

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  11/04/2014 WI Secretary of State Won 50.01% (+3.72%)
  08/12/2014 WI Secretary of State - D Primary Won 99.39% (+98.78%)
  05/08/2012 WI Governor - Recall - D Primary Lost 2.90% (-55.30%)
  11/02/2010 WI Secretary of State Won 51.61% (+3.31%)
  09/14/2010 WI Secretary of State - D Primary Won 99.72% (+99.43%)
  11/07/2006 WI Secretary of State Won 57.08% (+18.70%)
  09/12/2006 WI Secretary of State - D Primary Won 71.19% (+42.49%)
  11/05/2002 WI Secretary of State Won 56.60% (+15.32%)
  09/10/2002 WI Secretary of State - D Primary Won 99.78% (+99.57%)
  11/03/1998 WI Secretary of State Won 57.94% (+18.65%)
  09/08/1998 WI Secretary of State - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/10/1996 WI - District 01 - D Primary Lost 36.64% (-9.03%)
  11/08/1994 WI Secretary of State Won 57.03% (+17.20%)
  09/13/1994 WI Secretary of State - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1990 WI Secretary of State Won 55.67% (+11.34%)
  09/11/1990 WI Secretary of State - D Primary Won 72.38% (+44.75%)
  09/13/1988 WI US Senate - D Primary Lost 3.72% (-43.04%)
  11/04/1986 WI Secretary of State Won 52.07% (+5.76%)
  09/09/1986 WI Secretary of State - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1982 WI Secretary of State Won 65.57% (+32.55%)
  09/14/1982 WI Secretary of State - D Primary Won 51.13% (+20.28%)
  11/07/1978 WI Lieutenant Governor Lost 44.90% (-9.48%)
  09/12/1978 WI Lieutenant Governor - D Primary Won 44.78% (+30.80%)
  11/05/1974 WI Secretary of State Won 59.87% (+24.97%)
  09/10/1974 WI Secretary of State - D Primary Won 75.39% (+50.77%)
  09/08/1970 WI District 01 - D Primary Lost 39.78% (-0.05%)
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