Richard G. Chandler was appointed as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue by Governor Scott Walker in January 2011.
His goals as Secretary are to:
- Implement good tax policy, with a particular emphasis on policies that will promote job growth
- Deliver good customer service to individuals and businesses
- Operate the department efficiently and effectively
- Maintain a positive work environment
Secretary Chandler has more than two decades of experience in the executive and legislative branches of government. He previously served as the Wisconsin Department of Revenue's Secretary from 2001 to 2003, and as Wisconsin's State Budget Director from 1987 to 2001.
In addition to his government service, he headed his own public policy and government relations consulting firm in Madison from 2003 to 2010, and practiced law in Milwaukee for five years in the 1980s.
Secretary Chandler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. He lives in Madison with his wife and twin daughters.