Game Changer: Mary Burke

Mary Burke

   
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Mary Burke’s ties to Wisconsin run deep. Her father started the Trek Bicycling Corporation when she was a teenager. She would later become its Director of European Operations and lead the Strategic Planning Department. Now, a highly accomplished business woman and public servant, Mary is ready to move Wisconsin beyond partisan fighting and get the Governor’s office back working for the people of the state.

   
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Governor – Wisconsin – Challenger. Mary is challenging incumbent Governor Scott Walker. She is the first woman to be nominated by the Democratic Party for Governor.

   
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Mary previously served as Wisconsin’s Secretary of Commerce where she focused on attracting new businesses to Wisconsin.

As Trek’s Director of European Operations, Mary established sales and distribution operations in 7 countries, increasing annual sales from $3 million to over $50 million.

She currently serves on the Madison School Board; she was elected in 2012.

   
       
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  • ★ 50% Representation

    Why should good government depend on only half of the nation’s human capital? WCF commits to 50% representation of women in elected office by 2028.

  • ★ Common Ground

    Common ground just means problems get solved more collaboratively, for the good of more people. It’s the bedrock of our leadership at home and abroad.

  • ★ Viability for Election

    It takes more than money to make a candidate worth electing. WCF looks for guts, street sense, situational awareness, resilience -- the full range of gifts a woman brings to the race.

  • ★ Non-Partisan

    A woman’s place is in every party, every elected office, at every level. Period.