I am running for State Treasurer because I see the office going in the wrong direction. Thousands of unclaimed property requests unprocessed, ethical questions regarding the hiring of family members and political "cronies." The current Treasurer has failed to perform the basic duties and responsibilities of the office. I have the knowledge and experience to bring professionalism and respect back to the State Treasurer's office.
Why am I the Best Candidate?
I know how the office operates.
Executive Assistant to the State Treasurer for over 7 years.
I understand budgets and the need for fiscal responsibility.
County Board Supervisor for 7 years. As Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee, I helped shape and approve budgets that totaled over $100 million.
I know how the State Treasurer can help promote economic development.
Economic Developer for 5 years. I helped recruit and retain businesses in three states.
I believe I am the best candidate for State Treasurer because I have the right mix of public and private sector experience to do the job effectively. But don't take my word for it. I have support from those who know the office best: former State Treasurers Jack Voight and Cate Zeuske; and former Deputy State Treasurer Nick Voegeli. They support me because they know I can run the office effectively on day one.
Scott Feldt was born on September 3, 1966 in Madison, WI to Bill and Alice Feldt. Scott grew up in Janesville, WI where he attended Parker High School.
Scott, his wife Margarita, and three children, Emilio, Alena and Isabella live in Janesville where they enjoy family time.
Scott attended UW-Madison where he received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. He later returned to receive his Master's degree in Public Administration and Public Policy.
In 1995, Scott worked as the Executive Assistant to the State Treasurer until 2002. In 2005, Scott was offered an economic development position in Iowa where in less than three years, economic activity increased by approximately $55 million with the location of three businesses and the expansion of five. In 2007, Scott returned home to work for ABC Supply founder Ken Hendricks. With Hendricks' tragic death, Scott returned to economic development as Director of Community Development for the city of East Moline, Illinois.
He was elected to the Rock County Board of Supervisors in 1998 where he served for 7 years and became Vice Chair of the Finance Committee.