Every Wisconsinite

Every Wisconsinite

For three months, Cynthia Kaump has been traveling the state with a vision for a better financial future for Wisconsin. She believes the State Treasurer should protect our public lands, safeguard our school libraries, help victims of crime, return unclaimed property, and bring transparency back to our state’s finances.

Over 10,000 miles, 30+ cities, and 1,000s of conversations, Cynthia has traveled this state campaigning for your vote, because she believes your vote should be earned. She values the opinion of everyone in Wisconsin, because she’s lived and worked all over our state. As a TV news journalist, she was been trusted by people all over Wisconsin to look out for them and tell the truth. 

Our Beautiful State

Our Beautiful State

With less than two weeks until the last votes are cast, Cynthia Kaump is traveling our beautiful state, listening to the people, and working to earn your vote. Cynthia has both the financial expertise and experience in the Office to make the State Treasurer, once again, someone who fights for you. But she also has the experience that comes with having lived all over Wisconsin working with and growing friendships with all sorts of people and communities. Cynthia knows that part of being a Wisconsinite is taking the time out of a busy day to acknowledge the little things that make our state special, like a giant chicken that lays bowling balls she encountered between Wausau and New London.

Cynthia Kaump won't stop

Cynthia Kaump won't stop

With early voting about to start in some parts of Wisconsin, voters are thinking hard about their choice of candidates. Cynthia is going to all parts of the state to talk to all sorts of people, because the State Treasurer needs to listen to and fight for the people above all else. This is not new for her. When Cynthia was a director in the Office of the State Treasurer she worked tirelessly to return over $100 million in unclaimed property, sometimes at their doorstep, to Wisconsinites who didn’t know they had it, helping people keep their homes, their healthcare, and their dignity. If you vote for Cynthia Kaump on August 14 you can count on seeing her out there, fighting for you as your State Treasurer.

You can do a lot in a day

You can do a lot in a day

It’s amazing how much of Wisconsin you can see on just one Saturday. With just three weeks until the August 14th Democratic primary, Cynthia Kaump is not wasting any daylight campaigning to be your next Wisconsin State Treasurer. Our campaign is about listening to voters and earning their support. Talk to Cynthia for just a few minutes, and you will know that she has the compassion, knowledge, and experience to be Wisconsin’s financial guardian.

Dangerous concentration of power

Dangerous concentration of power

Cynthia Kaump worked in the Treasurer’s Office. She saw firsthand how it was deliberately transformed from an Office that helped people and acted as Wisconsin’s financial guardian to one dismantled by a Treasurer who doesn’t believe this Office has value. It does have value, which is why Wisconsinites voted to keep it, and why Kaump is running to restore this office, and be your next Wisconsin State Treasurer.

“I stepped into running for office, because we are seeing a dangerous concentration of power. That is not a democracy,” Kaump said speaking to the Columbia County Democrats.

Wisconsin deserves a candidate...

Wisconsin deserves a candidate...

From Appleton to Middleton to Milwaukee, Cynthia Kaump has been talking to voters all around Wisconsin this week on the importance and function of the Wisconsin State Treasurer.

At the EAA Breakfast in Middleton, Cynthia was told by one voter “I don’t think we need a State Treasurer.” Despite our overwhelming rejection of the April referendum to eliminate the office, many Wisconsinites still don’t know what a State Treasurer does. This is why we need a candidate who knows Wisconsin, knows how to communicate, and will travel all over the state to advocate for this Office.

Summer on the trail

Cynthia Kaump and her campaign hope you had a wonderful 4th of July and are enjoying the summer. Statewide campaigns stop for nothing, including heat and celebration, and Cynthia continues to travel Wisconsin building support and communicating her vision for the Office of State Treasurer. A shout out to all the folks we met on our swing through the Fox Valley on the 4th. Campaign flyers made useful fans! 

Fighting for a better future

Fighting for a better future

In these difficult times, as we keep fighting for a better present and future, we need to take pride in our victories when they come. Earlier this week the Wisconsin Ethics Commission ruled in Cynthia Kaump’s favor that campaign donations can be used to pay for childcare while campaigning. This is a win for every Wisconsinite, because it will allow more qualified women, parents, and young people to run for office. Read more about the decision here.

It's becoming clear

It's becoming clear

The more Cynthia Kaump travels the state and talks to voters the clearer it becomes. Voters care about the Office of State Treasurer and want someone experienced and genuine as the financial guardian for Wisconsin.

Cynthia, Senator Bob Wirch, and other local candidates and elected officials spoke to the Kenosha County Democrats last Thursday. They are a concerned and knowledgeable group who understand we need to restore and empower the Wisconsin State Treasurer.

At the Sauk County Dairy Breakfast, Cynthia talked to local activists, fed the livestock, and talked about financial issues affecting farmers and non-farmers across the county. 

Oshkosh to Kenosha

Oshkosh to Kenosha

This past weekend Cynthia Kaump spoke to many of you from across the state at the Democratic Convention in Oshkosh. 

We want to extend a special thank you to everyone who worked so hard on the convention. With all the pageantry and competition we should always remember our Democratic Party is about people who care working together to better serve the people. This desire to serve is why Cynthia is running for State Treasurer.

A week of firsts...

A week of firsts...

It was a big week of firsts for Cynthia Kaump’s campaign for Wisconsin State Treasurer.

We are the first Democratic candidate for State Treasurer to get approved for the ballot! Thanks to our hardworking team that collected over 2,000 signatures statewide! 

On Memorial Day we marched in our first parade, joining the Waukesha County Dems, and recorded a video reflecting on the service of our veterans.

Over a 1,000 Miles...

Cynthia Kaump and her campaign team for Wisconsin State Treasurer were busy this week logging more than 1,000 miles to meet with all of you around the state!

The team touched the beautiful shores of Door County and pounded the bustling streets of Milwaukee while making stops all along the eastern part of the state. 

It is clear that you are excited about what is next for the Office of the State Treasurer as word spreads about Kaump's plan to make the office work for every Wisconsinite.

Meet Cynthia Kaump

Meet Cynthia Kaump, former Director of Communications and Community Outreach for the Office of State Treasurer and candidate for the Democratic nomination for Wisconsin State Treasurer.

“Wisconsin needs a strong financial guardian. I spent the past decade fighting to retain and restore powers to the Office of State Treasurer,” said Kaump. “After Wisconsin voted no on the amendment to eliminate this office, legislators on both sides of the aisle reached out to me asking what to do next.  I was repeatedly asked to run because of my passion for this office, so I am leaning in. I’m doing this.”

Kaump was born and raised in Wisconsin. She is the owner of two businesses.  She is a licensed insurance and finance professional for a female-founded Wisconsin firm with a 40-year history in the state.  Kaump set state and national program performance records while serving as Director of Communication and Community Outreach for the Office of the State Treasurer. She is also a trusted and awarded former TV news journalist and writer who lived and worked in communities across the state and nation for more than 20 years.

“I get asked what motivated me to run for office. I served in media around the state, I reported on injustice and wrongdoing in government, ” said Kaump. “When I was in the Treasurer’s office we put money in the hands of people hours away from losing their homes, days away from losing Medicaid access. This was money they didn’t know they had being held by the state. As a human being, how could the chance to do more good not motivate me?”

Kaump will spend between now and the August primary traveling the state talking with Wisconsin residents about her vision for our financial future, she hopes to earn your vote.