Heartland Institute Legal Expert Available to Comment on Wisconsin Recall

August 09, 2011

Wisconsin voters go to the polls today in a recall election of six Republicans in the state Senate. Maureen Martin, senior fellow for legal affairs at The Heartland Institute, has been closely monitoring and writing about the state’s raucous politics since Gov. Scott Walker’s stand-off with public employees garnered national attention.

Martin is a former political reporter and a Wisconsin resident. She is also a former election judge, an active poll-watcher in Wisconsin, and a columnist for the Green Lake Reporter. She has written extensively about the 2011 Walker budget bill and related issues for Wisconsin publications statewide. Her opinion pieces on the Wisconsin Supreme Court have been published nationwide, including two in The Wall Street Journal.

To book Martin for your program and speak to her for attribution in your coverage of the recall, contact her directly at mmartin@heartland.org or 920/295-6032. You can also contact Tammy Nash at tnash@heartland.org or 312/377-4000. After regular business hours, contact Heartland’s director of communications, Jim Lakely, at jlakely@heartland.org or 312-731-9364.

The Heartland Institute is a 27-year-old national nonprofit organization with offices in Chicago, Illinois; Washington, DC; Austin, Texas; Tallahassee, Florida; and Columbus, Ohio. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our Web site or call 312/377-4000.