MADISON (WKOW) -- A second Madison alder has announced a primary challenge to State Representative Brett Hulsey (D-Madison) in the 78th Assembly District.
District 1 Alder Lisa Subeck made announced she will run Wednesday morning, joining District 19 Alder Mark Clear, who announced in September he would run against Hulsey in next August's Democratic primary election.
Subeck also currently serves as the executive director at United Wisconsin, the Madison-based group that evolved out of the 2011 Capitol protests and eventually led the unsuccessful recall effort against Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin).
Prior to her position at United Wisconsin, Subeck served as the executive director at NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin.
"I know my neighbors expect a progressive leader who will provide accessible, responsive, and accountable representation, as well as a strong voice in the State Legislature for our shared progressive values," Subeck wrote in a statement. "I will put to work my experience in the community, at City Hall, and working on public policy in the State Capitol to ensure residents of the 78th District have the representation they expect and deserve."
Rep. Hulsey has come under some scrutiny two incidents within the last 16 months. In July of 2012, Madison Police issued him a disorderly conduct citation for alleged inappropriate contact with a minor at Spring Harbor Beach on Lake Mendota. Hulsey pleaded no contest in that case.
Then in January of 2013, a former Hulsey staffer told Assembly Democratic leadership and Capitol Police that she feared for her safety. Former staffer Terri Zimmerman said it started with Hulsey proposing to bring a gun on to the Assembly floor in January, despite not having a concealed carry permit. Zimmerman told police Hulsey then brought a box cutter to his office in February and insisted she participate in self-defense training with him.
Hulsey told 27 News at that time he believed the complaint probably had less to do with those actions and more to do with his opposition to the Republican mining bill and a letter he sent to federal officials alleging that Gov. Walker had lied to them about Wisconsin's BadgerCare finances.
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