Fitchburg mayor announces bid for state treasurer

Aaron Richardson Running For Wisconsin Treasurer
Courtesy of Aaron Richardson's campaign site

FITCHBURG, Wis. — Fitchburg’s mayor is running for state office after more than 10 years of working for the city.

Aaron Richardson announced his candidacy for Wisconsin Treasurer on Wednesday. Richardson was elected as mayor in 2019 after serving two years on city council. He worked on the city’s Park Commission for nine years prior to that.

“My experience leading one of the most diverse and fastest-growing communities in Wisconsin will provide the foundation to not only make a difference in the lives of Wisconsin residents but also provide Governor Evers and lawmakers insight into what the communities of Wisconsin need from our leaders,” Richardson said in a statement.

Richardson is a lifelong and fifth-generation resident of Fitchburg. He has a degree in marketing and management from UW-Green Bay and an MBA from UW-Whitewater.

The state’s current treasurer, Sarah Godlewski, is one of several Democratic candidates running for Sen. Ron Johnson’s seat.

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“I want to continue the great work Treasurer Godlewski has done. I will continue to work on efforts to make homeownership attainable for people throughout the state and provide financial educational materials to residents and school districts to improve financial literacy in Wisconsin,” Richardson said. “I have been a champion for diversity as Mayor and have experience building a responsible, multi-million dollar budget.”

More information about Richardson’s campaign is available on his website, aaronforwi.com.