Mission statement

The CIO’s mission is to promote accountability, transparency, and conservative governance in Wisconsin by conducting and supporting rigorous, independent, and objective oversight of state government and its agencies.

We strive to provide insightful and actionable recommendations to improve public policies, programs and services, and to empower citizens and lawmakers with information to hold government accountable.

Anthony Lococo, J.D

Chief Legal Counsel & Director of Oversight
[email protected].
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Anthony LoCoco is a graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D.) and the University of Dallas (B.A., summa cum laude, in Economics). While at Harvard, Anthony completed internships at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, the Massachusetts Land Court, and Sidley Austin LLP.

Following law school, Anthony clerked for now-Chief Justice Ziegler of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin for two terms, worked as a business lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP, and then spent over five years litigating in defense of individual liberties and the rule of law at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty.

He currently serves as Vice President of the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society and is a member of the Board of Governors of the St. Thomas More Lawyers Society of Wisconsin. He and his wife Angela live in the Milwaukee area and are the proud parents of four children.

“Divided government does not have to mean dormant government. The CIO will help the legislature reinvigorate its oversight activities and deliver real transparency and accountability to the people of Wisconsin.”
Along with LoCoco and Szafir, IRG’s full-time team includes: Chris Reader, Executive Vice President; Madison Hartmann, Director of External Affairs; Quinton Klabon, Senior Research Director; Elizabeth Evenson, Senior Policy and Operations Advisor; Patrick Hughes, Public Policy Analyst; Alex Ignatowski, Director of State Budget and Government Reform; and Courtney Mullen, Director of Outreach and Rural Coalitions.

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