“This office is currently a part-time job for a full time salary and that is unacceptable to our taxpayers…we’ve done a great job taking the tasks that no longer make sense and moving them to places that they do make sense…because this position is here to stay, we need to look at tasks that make sense for this office.”
Travis grew up in East Troy, Wisconsin, where he learned an unwavering work ethic, the value of a dollar, and the importance of honesty and integrity from his first role models – his family. He took those values and applied them to his first job at Tractor Supply Company. Early on, Travis was interested in finance and took a position as a bank teller with a local community bank, gaining valuable, real-life experience.
After graduating Carroll University in 3.5 years with a double major in Finance and Business Economics and minor in Accounting, Travis started a career as a Mutual Fund Administrator with U.S. Bank Fund Services where one of his primary tasks was preparing financial statements for mutual funds.
You can learn more about Travis’s professional background on his Linkedin page.
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On the Issues – Q&A
Question from a voter in Woodruff Wisconsin
“I voted to eliminate the Office of State Treasurer, why should I vote for you Travis?”
Answer from Travis Hartwig
I also voted to eliminate the Office of State Treasurer in April because in its current state it does not make sense for taxpayers. I have spoken with legislators and because the referendum failed in April, 61% to 39%, there is no remaining interest in restarting the 3 year process to eliminate the office at this time. It’s too costly and too time consuming.
Going forward, I am committed to making this office effective and efficient. I want to ensure that taxpayers are getting what they are paying for. Most importantly, I am not going to use this office as a political tool. I do not want to grow government for the sake of growing government like some of my democratic opponents.
Question from a State Rep. in Washington County
“What are you going to do with this office?”
Answer from Travis Hartwig
I want to give the republican legislator an ally to work with in the State Treasurer’s Office. They have spent a long time preparing this position to be eliminated, but at the last moment, democrats created a misinformation campaign to save the office.
Ultimately the legislator will determine what the Treasurer’s Office does going forward. I believe we should look in to issues that allow the State Treasurer’s Office to better serve the states citizens, shrink government elsewhere and help increase transparency.
Question from a voter in Waukesha Wisconsin
“What makes you a qualified candidate?”
Answer from Travis Hartwig
My background in Finance and Business Economics and conservative causes over the years has prepared me to step in to this role and responsibly recreate the State Treasurer. I want this office to once again respect taxpayers, provide more services to citizens and ensure that the state government is running effectively.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:01 PM
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State Treasurer Candidate Travis Hartwig Engaged to Longtime Sweetheart
(Milwaukee) — State Treasurer Candidate Travis Hartwig took a break from the campaign trail to propose to his long-time girlfriend Taylor Zusy. While up north during the busy 4th of July campaign stretch, Hartwig found time to share the moment with both of their immediate families.
“She is the most amazing person that I have ever known. She’s smart, beautiful, funny, and makes me a better person. Her smile can light up a room!” Hartwig stated. “We met back in 2015, volunteering for the College Republicans on the way to the presidential debate in Milwaukee. Here we are, three years later, and our adventures are just beginning.”
In November of 2015, Travis and Taylor rode together in Travis’s car on the way to the Presidential Debate in downtown Milwaukee where they volunteered together as part of their involvement in the Carroll College Republicans.
Hartwig went on to say “Taylor is my partner in everything I do. Since we started this campaign, she has made phone calls, knocked doors, collected signatures, and supported me through the highs and lows of the campaign. I wouldn’t be here without her.”
A primary for the Republican nomination for State Treasurer will be held Tuesday, August 14. The general election will be Tuesday, November 6.
Hartwig, who grew up in East Troy, holds a double major in Finance & Business Economics from Carroll University. He was a Mutual Fund Administrator at U.S. Bank Fund Services in downtown Milwaukee and owns a home in Oak Creek, WI.
Travis Hartwig is running for State Treasurer as a life-long conservative that believes Wisconsin taxpayers need a watchdog. He will use his experience to make the office more efficient and find ways to cut government spending because he believes that you do a better job of spending your hard-earned money than the government does.
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