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Continued: Walker urged to reconsider rescinding regent appointee: 'It's a public attack on my character'

  • Article by: SCOTT BAUER , Associated Press
  • Last update: June 14, 2013 - 8:25 AM

Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who served as a student regent from 1989 to 1991, defended Walker and said Inglett should have told Walker he signed the petition without being asked first.

"It's really inherent upon the nominee to be honest and forthcoming about issues that could affect them not being nominated," Vos said.

Along with Inglett, Walker also named former state auditor Jan Mueller and former Republican Lt. Gov. Margaret Farrow to the Board of Regents.

Both Farrow and Mueller were expected to be confirmed by the Senate as early as next week.

The 18-member Board of Regents is responsible for establishing policies and rules for governing the UW System. Fourteen citizen members are appointed by the governor to seven-year terms. The students serve two-year terms and have the same voting privileges as other members. The other two members are the state superintendent of schools and the president or a designee of the Wisconsin Technical College System Board.

Inglett's signing of the recall petition, and Walker's decision to rescind his nomination, was first reported by RightWisconsin.com.

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