Candidates for state superintendent face off at forum
State candidate unsure law was broken with email
MILWAUKEE — State superintendent candidate Lowell Holtz says he’s not sure he violated Wisconsin law when he sent a campaign-related email from his school work account but is prepared to “own it and fix it” if he did.
Holtz made the comments Monday in Milwaukee after the first head-to-head forum with incumbent Superintendent Tony Evers since both advanced from primaries last week.
An email disclosed Friday by the liberal group One Wisconsin Now showed Holtz sent an email last year soliciting campaign advice using his Whitnall Public School account during a school day. Holtz has since retired as Whitnall superintendent.
It is against the law to use government resources for campaign work.
Evers says the matter should be investigated.
The race is officially nonpartisan but Democrats back Evers, while conservatives support Holtz.
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