Holtz’s superintendent run benefits from Republican donors

Lowell Holtz’s run for the nonpartisan office of state superintendent is being fueled by donations from Republican donors.

The most recent campaign finance report Holtz submitted on Sunday shows he received $25,000 from GOP mega donors Richard and Liz Uihlein (YOU-line). The Uihleins founded Uline Corp. in Pleasant Prairie in 1980.

Holtz also got donations from Republican parties in 14 Wisconsin counties as well as a $1,000 donation from the campaign committee of former Republican state Senate President Mary Lazich.

Holtz reported raising $117,000 this year through March 20. He reported having $30,000 cash on hand.

Holtz faces incumbent state Superintendent Tony Evers in the April 4 election. Evers has had a substantial financial advantage over Holtz throughout the race, allowing him to run television ads while Holtz has not.