CMD Submits Open Records Requests to Governor's Office

Before news broke of the prank call from a David Koch impersonator to Governor Walker's office, CMD had submitted the below open records request to the Wisconsin Department of Administration for all phone calls to-and-from the governor's office since January 1. CMD confirmed receipt of the request via telephone on February 18 and expects a reply promptly. We have also submitted open records requests directly to the governor's office for copies of all email and visitor log records.

Brendan Fischer
520 University Avenue, Suite 260
Madison WI 53703

February 18, 2011

Department of Administration Legal Counsel
101 E. Wilson Street, 10th Floor
P.O. Box 7864 Madison, WI 53707-7864
(608) 266-1741


Dear Records Request Officer:

Pursuant to the state open records act, Wis. Stat. §§ 19.31-19.39, I request access to and copies of all telephone records of the Office of the Governor for both incoming and outgoing calls made between January 1, 2011 and February 18, 2011.

Please let me know as soon as possible if this is the correct office for handling this request. I would like to retrieve the records in the most expedient manner possible, whether it involves coming to the office personally, receiving the records electronically, or some other way.

I agree to pay reasonable duplication fees for the processing of this request.

If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act.


Thank you for your assistance.



Brendan Fischer
Law Fellow
Center for Media and Democracy