Rep. Brett Hulsey, D-Madison, announced he will run for governor Monday, tossing his hat in the ring against three other Democratic candidates in the August 12 primary.
Hulsey also introduced his “Get Wisconsin Working Again Plan,” which aims to achieve economic growth and reduced unemployment in the state, according to a statement from Friends of Brett Hulsey.
“Gov. Walker’s Reign of Error has made Wisconsin 2nd in the nation in losing jobs,” Hulsey said in the statement. “We have to turn the state around to create a better future for our children and neighbors.”
Hulsey’s job plan involves reinvesting $2.1 billion in creating clean energy jobs, increasing job training and education funding and reversing tax increases for low-income families and seniors.
The plan also aims to protect communities from environmental damage from strip mining, most notably the proposed Gogebic Taconite mine in the Penokee Range of Ashland and Iron Counties, the statement said.
“I am getting a great reception for my Get Wisconsin Working Again Plan as I travel the state,” Hulsey said in the statement. “People want a real plan to get back to work, not more divisive politics.”
According to the Government Accountability Board, three other Democrats have registered as candidates for the governor race, including former Secretary of Commerce and Trek Bicycle executive Mary Burke, Marcia Mercedes Perkins of Milwaukee and Hariprasad Trivedi of Brookfield. The deadline for individuals to declare candidacy is June 2.
The winner of the primary race will run against incumbent Gov. Scott Walker in the Nov. 4 election.