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Martin Schreiber's political career began with his service in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1963 to 1971. In 1970, Schreiber was chosen as the running mate of Patrick Lucey in his campaign for governor of Wisconsin. Lucey was elected and Schreiber became the lieutenant governor of Wisconsin. After Lucey resigned in 1977 to become the United States ambassador to Mexico, Schreiber succeeded him as governor for the remainder of their term.
Schreiber ran with Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette against political outsider Lee Dreyfus in the 1978 gubernatorial election. Dreyfus successfully attacked the Lucey-Schreiber record on taxes and big government and was elected as the next governor of Wisconsin. Throughout his political career, Martin Schreiber focused on children's issues, the rights of workers and the elderly, and education.