Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell said he had refused to use the ballot that state elections officials had recommended out of concerns that it was too confusing.
The state agency drew criticism for its handling of loans in the fall of 2012, when WEDC disclosed that it has failed to systematically track millions of dollars in bad loans.
Family members for the victim this week called on Happ to return the cash, saying the contribution was inappropriate given that the assault case has not yet closed.