Pam Galloway says it's unfortunate people who hold public office can be recalled for doing nothing wrong.
The former 29th state district senator faced recall election, until she resigned last week because of serious health issues in her family.
Despite Galloway's resignation and dismay at Wisconsin's recall process, the recall election will go on as scheduled this spring.
Now the GOP must find a candidate to fill the Wausau republican's seat.
Friday, Governor Scott Walker said State Rep. Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) would be a good one to replace Galloway.
Galloway says Petrowski or State Rep. Mary Williams (R-Medford) would be competitive candidates.
Petrowski has said he's considering a run and has always been interested in the State Senate. Williams hasn't gotten back to NewsChannel 7.
Galloway wouldn't discourage anyone from running for office.
"I think with the current recall process that we have in place, our government and our legislature needs to look at possibly modifying that so that people aren't discouraged from running for public office," she said.
Earlier this month the State Assembly passed a republican measure to make it more difficult to recall a politician from office.
Under the proposed constitutional amendment, the officeholder would have had to been charged with a crime or have violated the state code of ethics.
The measure would have to pass the Senate and go to a public referendum before it could take effect.
Today, there are no grounds necessary to seek a recall in Wisconsin.
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