Mark Green statement on Georgia Thompson’s conviction
It’s not a victory lap, but a policy prescription:
GREEN BAY – Today, a federal jury found a state employee guilty of steering a state contract to a campaign contributor of Governor Jim Doyle.
Following the verdict, Congressman Mark Green, the Republican candidate for governor, issued the following statement Monday:
“Last October, I called for a new state law that would prohibit contributions to a governor’s campaign while a company is bidding to do state work. Elect me governor, and I will take steps to reassure taxpayers that campaign contributions are not influencing state procurement decisions.”
Green’s proposal would prohibit contributions to the governor’s campaign from any employee, director or owner of a company that has submitted a bid in response to a “request for proposal” (RFP). The contribution moratorium would be in effect from the time the RFP is released until 60 days after the contract is awarded.