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Democrat Aaron Richardson and Republican John Leiber will face off in the race for Wisconsin state treasurer

Fiscal Conservative Enters Race for State Treasurer

Attorney will focus on protecting the taxpayer

On April 18th, 2022, John S. Leiber announced his candidacy for Wisconsin State Treasurer.


Leiber's hometown is Racine, Wisconsin, where his family ties go back four generations. "My Armenian great grandmother escaped her war-torn home and came to Wisconsin in 1921 looking for a new life and the American Dream," stated Leiber. "After years of hard work and struggle, my family is living that dream. I will work to make sure Wisconsinites continue to have the same opportunities my family has had."


The State Treasurer serves on the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL), which was established by the Wisconsin State Constitution in 1848. The fund has grown to $1.3 billion and benefits public school libraries, the University of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin residents. "It's crucial to keep this fund strong and well-managed so it continues to grow for future generations," Leiber said.

"As a fiscal conservative, I will focus on the job duties of the State Treasurer. In a 2018 statewide referendum, Wisconsin voters chose to keep the treasurer's office and it should be administered by someone dedicated to this office and to public service."

"I have worked hard to help my law clients navigate difficult financial situations and decisions. I'll use that experience to help all Wisconsinites, and make sure that Wisconsin's investments continue to grow," said Leiber.

Leiber holds a BA in History from UW-Parkside and a JD from UW Law School, and is running as a Republican. He and his wife, Diane, live in Cottage Grove and have three adult children.

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