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Candidates and Issues WS Assembly District 78 Brett Hulsey

Brett Hulsey - D

Remarks: My name is state representative Brett Hulsey and I have been working hard for you in the State Legislature to get Wisconsin working again.

I've got great news to report, a judge recently struck down Gov. Walker's "Unfair Despair Act" 10 that takes away worker rights because it's unconstitutional.

My Democratic colleagues and I debated this bill a record 62 hours in the Assembly to highlight the attacks on our families, freedom, and our future. And the good news is we are on the road to get those rights back for our workers.

Also good news on healthcare for all, I worked with my Democratic colleagues like Senator Jon Erpenbach to protect healthcare for 29,000 children that Gov. Walker wanted to kick off BadgerCare. And we also protected medicine for seniors for the Seniorcare program that he wanted to take away.

I would appreciate your vote on November 6th to get Wisconsin working again. To learn more, go to my website at or give me a call at 238-6070.


Bio: Brett lives with his wife Mary Kay, son Tyler, daughter Lea, dog Penny and cats Panther and Clara in the Glen Oaks Hills Neighborhood. They have been homeowners there for 18 years. He is a youth business partnership mentor, church volunteer, and former PTO co-president.

Brett serves on the Wisconsin Assembly Energy and Utilities, Natural Resources, Tourism, Recreation and State Properties Committees, and the Bike Council.

Other experience:

Served on the Dane County Board of Supervisors for 14 years chairing the Personnel and Finance Committee, Lakes and Watersheds Commission, Strategic Growth Committee, vice chair of the Transportation Committee, and was a member of the Transportation Planning Board, Recycling and Solid Waste Commission, Long Range Transportation Planning Commission, Madison Development Corporation.  Brett served on the National Association of Counties Green Government Advisory and Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committees chairing the Water Subcommittee and vice chair of the Energy Subcommittee.

President and Founder, Better Environmental Solutions LLC, a consulting firm promoting practical solutions to save lives, jobs and money. Authored "Cellulose Prairie: Biomass Potential in Wisconsin and the Midwest" and many other reports on the environment.

Senior Midwest Representative for the Sierra Club heading the Great Lakes Program and Challenge to Sprawl Campaign.

Environmental Policy Advisor and Deputy Political Director for the Clinton-Gore Campaign in 1992.

Energy Conservation Advocate/VISTA Volunteer for the Alaska Division of Energy during the 1970's energy crisis.

Won the FEMA Distinguished Public Service Award for aiding flood victims through wetland restoration, ARC of Dane County Public Official award, and named a Clean Water Champion by Men's Fitness magazine.

Education—attended UW Madison, earned a Masters in Natural Science degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1988 and a B.A. in Political Economy from Middlebury College in 1982.

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