State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
Legislation has been proposed to restore voting rights to convicted felons that have not served their entire sentence. I oppose the legislation.
I am pleased that Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen also opposes the measure. Van Hollen says, “Voting by felons diminishes victims, the law and the sentences judges hand down. It erodes a fundamental right reserved for citizens not serving a sentence resulting from a felonious criminal conviction. The collision of voter rights and felons’ rights, in this matter, is not a pretty picture.”
Read more in Van Hollen’s news release.