Michael Huebsch

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Mike Huebsch
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Wisconsin Public Service Commission
Incumbent
In office
February 2015 - present
Term ends
2021
Years in position 0
PartyNonpartisan
PredecessorEric Callisto
Compensation
Base salary$131,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedFebruary 2015
Appointed byGov. Scott Walker (R)
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary
January 2011 - February 2015
Wiconsin State Assembly, District 94
1995-2011
Websites
Office website
Mike Huebsch is a member of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC). He was first appointed in February 2015 by Governor Scott Walker (R).[1] Huebsch succeeded Commissioner Eric Callisto.[1] Commissioners serve six-year terms.[2]

Huebsch is a former Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 94 from 1995 to 2011. He resigned from the legislature on January 3, 2011, after being named by Gov. Walker as the state's Administration Secretary.[3][4]. He previously served on the La Crosse County Board of Supervisors from 1992-1995.

Huebsch has worked as a marketing director and legislative assistant.

Biography

Before joining the PSC, Huebsch served four years as Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary. His past state government experience also includes 16 years in the state legislature and serving on the La Crosse County Board.[2]

Huebsch attended Onalaska High School and Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.[1]
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He is a member of a number of organizations, including the American Legislative Exchange Council, Family and Children's Center Community Board, Greater La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce, Holmen Rod and Gun Club, National Rifle Association (NRA), Onalaska Business Association, Onalaska Rotary Club, Rod and Gun Club, Sons of the American Legion and Board of Advisors of Viterbo College.[5]

Education

  • Graduated from Onalaska High School
  • Attended Oral Roberts University

Political career

Wisconsin Public Service Commission (2015-present)

Huebsch has served as a member of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission since March 2015.[1]

Wisconsin State Assembly (1995-2011)

Huebsch served 16 years as 94th District representative in the Wisconsin State Assembly. His tenure in the state assembly included one term serving as speaker.[2]

Committee assignments

Prior to his resignation, Huebsch served on the following committees:

Elections & appointments

2015

Huebsch was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker to a six-year term on the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, beginning February 2015.[1]

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Huebsch was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 94. He defeated Democrat Cheryl Hancock in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the primary election on September 14.[6]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 94 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Huebsch (R) 13,979
Cheryl Hancock (D) 9,768
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 94 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Huebsch (R) 4,261 99.77%

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-132 Civil Air Patrol emergency service operation: employer required to grant an unpaid leave of absence; discrimination in employment prohibited; DWD provision
  • AB-201 Pupil counts by school districts re report to DPI: January date changed

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.

Campaign donors

2008

The top five donors to Huebsch's 2008 campaign were mostly individuals:[7]

Donor Amount
American Legislative Exchange Council $3,097
Irgens, Mark F $1,000
Houser, Elisa $1,000
Kolb, Walter L $750
Hazelbaker, Mark B $750

Personal

Huebsch is married to Valerie Huebsch, with whom he has two children, Ryan and Brett. The family resides in West Salem.[1]

State profile

Wisconsin's population in 2013 was 5,742,713.

Wisconsin's population in 2013 was 5,742,713 according to the United States Census Bureau. This estimate represented a 1 percent change from the bureau's 2010 estimate. The state's population per square mile was 105 in 2010, exceeding the national average of 87.4. Wisconsin experienced a 1.5 percent increase in total employment from 2011 to 2012 based on census data, falling below a 2.2 percent increase at the national level during the same period.[8]

Demographics

Wisconsin fell below the national average for residents who attained at least bachelor's degrees based on census data from 2009 to 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 26.8 percent of Wisconsin residents aged 25 years and older attained bachelor's degrees compared to 28.8 percent at the national level. The median household income in Wisconsin was $52,413 between 2009 and 2013 compared to a $53,046 national median income. Census information showed a 13.5 percent poverty rate in Wisconsin during the study period compared to a 14.5 percent national poverty rate.[8]

Racial Demographics, 2013[8]
Race Wisconsin (%) United States (%)
White 88.1 77.7
Black or African American 6.5 13.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.2
Asian 2.5 5.3
Two or More Races 1.7 2.4
Hispanic or Latino 6.3 17.1

Presidential Voting Pattern, 2000-2012[9][10]
Year Democratic vote in Wisconsin (%) Republican vote in Wisconsin (%) Democratic vote in U.S. (%) Republican vote in U.S. (%)
2012 52.8 45.9 51.1 47.2
2008 56.2 42.3 52.9 45.7
2004 49.7 49.3 48.3 50.7
2000 47.8 47.6 48.4 47.9

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Eric Callisto
Wisconsin Public Service Commission
2015–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 94
1994–2011
Succeeded by
Steve Doyle