former WI Lt. Governor
As Lieutenant Governor, Barbara Lawton took on many issues, most related to economic development and climate change. She is seen as a leading advocate for women in the workplace; in 2003 she launched an economic development initiative called "Wisconsin Women = Prosperity". Lawton has also championed such issues as clean energy policy, stem cell research and affordable higher education. In 2007, Lawton authored and passed the landmark Energy Independence and Climate Protection Resolution at the National Lieutenant Governors Association. Lawton also Chairs the Wisconsin Arts Board and has been lauded as the boldest and most active lieutenant governor in state history.