Gary Hebl - D
Remarks: Hello, my name is Gary Hebl, and I am running for reelection to continue serving the people of the 46th Assembly District. I grew up in Dane County and am a small business owner. My wife Lynn and I raised our three children here in Sun Prairie, where we still happily live.
During my time in the Legislature, I have focused on creating family-supporting jobs in our community, supported the incredible public educational system and promoted Wisconsin's proud tradition of good government.
I know that economic times are still tough for many hard-working families in Wisconsin. I will never stop fighting to ensure that everyone I represent has a fair chance to participate and succeed in our economy. I hope to continue to earn the support of the people of the 46th Assembly District so that I can continue to fight for an economy that puts their interests ahead of special interests.
Bio: Gary Hebl is a lifelong resident of Dane County. Currently serving his fourth term in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Gary was first elected in 2004 and has been reelected since 2006. In addition to serving as a State Legislator, he is an attorney and a small business owner. Gary and his wife Lynn have three children (L-R): Jenny, Matt, and Andy.
Gary graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1969. He went on to earn a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison before graduating from Gonzaga University Law School in 1976.
A strong dedication to public service is evident in many areas of Gary's life. During his career he has served on the boards of a variety of community organizations. These positions have included: Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce (former president), U.W. Flying Club (chairman of the Board of Directors), Knights of Columbus (fourth-degree member), Sun Prairie Cable Access Board, Sun Prairie Telecommunications Board, YMCA (former president), Sun Prairie Public Library Board of Trustees (former president), Sacred Hearts Parish Council (former trustee), Sun Prairie Quarterback Club (former president), and the Sun Prairie Optimist Club (youth coordinator, former president).
For the last 25 years Gary has served as legal counsel to Operation Fresh Start, a non-profit corporation that works with troubled youth who have had problems with the law and or school. This program develops self-worth and confidence in a work environment. The candidates are taught a skill in the building trades and in many cases the program enables them to obtain gainful employment.
Gary has been the recipient of numerous awards for his professional accomplishments including: Legislator of the Year 2009 and 2010 from the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin; Wisconsin Association of Public Channels 2007 and 2010 Friend of Access Award; Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Conservation Champion Award 2005-06, 2009-10; Sun Prairie Star poll Best Attorney in Sun Prairie 2011-2009, 2008, 2004, 2003, 2002; Madison Magazine One of Madison's Best Real Estate Attorneys 2002; Sun Prairie Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds Award 2003; Chamber of Commerce Judith Krivsky Business Person of the Year Award 2002; Sun Prairie Business and Education Partnership Outstanding Small Business of the Year 2001. He is also a member of the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development.