Volunteers are truly the backbone of this campaign. We wouldn’t have been able to make the kind of amazing progress we’ve made in this race so far without such an incredible base of grassroots support. We won’t be able to win in November without the continued support from volunteers across the state. That’s why we […]
Former Trek Bicycle Executive and Democratic candidate for Governor Mary Burke has rolled out her plan to strengthen rural communities across Wisconsin. Read the full plan here and share what you think using the form below!
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke has unveiled a plan she says will help Wisconsin’s rural communities. Parts of Burke’s plan involves undoing decisions Gov. Scott Walker has made in office. She said she’d fully restore funding for Wisconsin’s Buy Local program that promotes local food production. She also said she’d maximize any federal funding available […]
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke pushed back Friday against state laws that strip away local decision-making, suggesting such provisions should be eliminated from future state budgets. “We have laws on the books that prevent local governments from providing needed services to their citizens, in order to protect the interests of big business,” Burke wrote in […]
Volunteers are truly the backbone of this campaign. Since Day 1, back in October, we’ve been fortunate to have some incredibly dedicated volunteers. Volunteers who put aside time in their busy schedules to make phone calls, knock on doors, and talk to their friends and family about Mary Burke and why she’s the right choice […]
Burke highlighted her fourth-generation roots in the state and recounted her father’s startup of Trek Bicycle Corp. in a barn. The business now employs more than 1,000 in Wisconsin, she said. She is a former executive at Trek and said she understands the values of hard work, finance and business.
In the spirit of fostering cooperation instead of divisiveness in state governance, Burke said she would implement the most effective ideas, regardless of which party originated or advocated those ideas. Burke said she has no illusions about the likelihood that WMC [Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce] would support her in the governor’s race, but “It doesn’t hurt […]
Burke pointed to the tough economic situation the citizens of Wisconsin’s Northwoods have endured for nearly a decade. “In the northern area of the state, we need to do a lot better in terms of creating jobs and our communities are threatened if we can’t grow jobs in this area,” Burke stated. “As governor I’m going […]
Burke underlined the importance of entrepreneurship and agriculture to Wisconsin’s economy as she toured the Food Enterprise Center, an incubator for local food and wellness-related businesses. “We have to grow the economy,” Burke said. “And under Scott Walker we’re last, dead last in the Midwest, in terms of job creation.”
Today, Mary Burke launched the first biographical TV ad of her campaign for Governor, “Working For You.” The 60 second spot lays out Burke’s qualifications and makes clear that she will be a Governor who works for the people of Wisconsin – not the big money special interests. Burke has spent the majority of her […]