Democrat Mary Burke, a first-term school board member, former commerce secretary and Trek Bicycle executive, speaks Monday about her candidacy for governor at a news conference at the Doyle Administration Building in Madison.
It feels like campaign season in Wisconsin.
Former Trek Bicycle executive Mary Burke officially announced Monday that she would run for Wisconsin governor, giving Democrats a candidate with the business credentials and personal wealth many believe is needed to successfully challenge Republican Scott Walker.
The Harvard-educated businesswoman worked for Trek, a company her father founded in 1976, in a variety of capacities, including as its director of European operations, helping to start and oversee companies in seven countries. She said she was running for governor because ...