UPDATE: Former Wis. DNR sec won't run for AG

UPDATED Wednesday, October 23, 2013 --- 4:10 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Former Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Matt Frank says he won't run for attorney general.

Frank says he's not prepared to commit the next five to 10 years to the job should he win it.

Frank served as DNR and Corrections secretary under former Gov. Jim Doyle, a Democrat. He sent 22 years in the state Justice Department as an assistant attorney general and head of the agency's legal division.

Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel, a Republican, and state Rep. Jon Richards, a Milwaukee Democrat, both announced their candidates earlier this month after incumbent Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced he won't seek a third term.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Thursday, October 17, 2013 --- 10:42 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A former Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources secretary says he's considering a run for attorney general.

Matt Frank, a Democrat, served as DNR secretary under former Gov. Jim Doyle. He also served as Doyle's Corrections secretary and spent 22 years in the state Justice Department as an assistant attorney general and head of the agency's legal division.

Frank said Thursday he expects to make a decision within a week to 10 days.

Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel, a Republican, and state Rep. Jon Richards, a Milwaukee Democrat, both announced their candidacies earlier this week. Rep. Chris Taylor, a Madison Democrat, and Wisconsin Professional Police Association Executive Director Jim Palmer also are considering running.

Incumbent Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced last week he won't seek a third term.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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