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{{tnr}}'''Brett Hulsey''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing District 78 since 2013. He represented District 77 from 2011 to 2013.
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{{tnr}}'''Brett Hulsey''' is a former [[Independent]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing [[Wisconsin State Assembly District 78|District 78]] from 2010 to 2015. In October 2014, Hulsey changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Independent.<ref name=brett>[http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/rep-brett-hulsey-no-longer-a-democrat-still-running-for/article_a76fbd55-2053-54ce-8ca2-4f6caad80b6f.html?comment_form=true ''Wisconsin State Journal,'' "Rep. Brett Hulsey, no longer a Democrat, still running for governor as a write-in," October 23, 2014]</ref>
  
Hulsey had been a Dane County Board Supervisor from 1998 up until his election. Hulsey is the founder and president of Better Environmental Solutions, a small business that consults about renewable energy.<ref>[http://www.brett4us.org/ Campaign website]</ref> He holds a BA from Middlebury College and a MS in Natural Science from the University of Oklahoma.
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Hulsey was a [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Governor of Wisconsin]] in the [[Wisconsin Gubernatorial election, 2014|2014 elections]].<ref name=2014run>[http://www.fdlreporter.com/viewart/20140610/FON0101/306100379/State-board-approves-Rep-Brett-Hulsey-gubernatorial-candidacy ''Fond du Lac Reporter'', "State board approves Rep. Brett Hulsey gubernatorial candidacy," June 10, 2014]</ref> He later filed as an independent write-in candidate for the general election.<ref name=brett/> {{Defeated2014}}
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==Biography==
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Hulsey holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and a M.S. in Natural Science from the University of Oklahoma.
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Hulsey had been a Dane County Board Supervisor from 1998 up until his election. Hulsey is the founder and president of Better Environmental Solutions, a small business that consults about renewable energy.<ref>[http://www.brett4us.org/ ''Brett Hulsey'', "Campaign website," accessed May 6, 2014]</ref>  
  
 
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==Elections==
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2010====
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Hulsey's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
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"Progress for a better Wisconsin."
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*Education
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*Conservation - Supports a ban on unnecessary commercial diesel idling.
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*Energy - Supports clean jobs, clean energy and clean air.
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*Health care - For a healthier Wisconsin.
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*Human rights - Supports a woman's right to choose.
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*Human services - Believes in protecting vulnerable citizens, and champions seniors.
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*Labor - Believes he understands labor issues.
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==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin Gubernatorial election, 2014]]''
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Hulsey {{2014is}} running for [[Wisconsin Gubernatorial election, 2014|election]] to the office of [[Governor of Wisconsin]]. Hulsey did not win the [[Democratic]] nomination in the primary on August 12, but filed as an independent write-in candidate for governor on October 23.<ref name=brett/>
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===2012===   
 
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Hulsey won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012#District 78|District 78]]. Hulsey defeated [[Christopher Fisher]] in the [[Democratic]] primary on August 14<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/partisan-primary Wisconsin Department of Elections - Official Primary Results]</ref> and defeated [[Jonathan Dedering]] (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_on_ballot_08_14_12_partisan_primary_pdf_18477.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012]</ref>
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Hulsey won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012#District 78|District 78]]. Hulsey defeated [[Christopher Fisher]] in the [[Democratic]] primary on August 14 and defeated [[Jonathan Dedering]] (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/partisan-primary ''Government Accountability Board,'' "2012 Fall Partisan Primary," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/fall-general ''Government Accountability Board,'' "2012 Fall General Election," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref>
 
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===2010===
 
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Hulsey defeated Republican [[David Redick]], Green Party [[Ben Manski]], and [[Independent]] [[David Olson]] in the November 2 general election. Hulsey defeated Democrats Dianne Hesselbein, John Imes, Fred Wade and Douglas Zwank in the primary election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 25, 2014]</ref>
Hulsey defeated Republican [[David Redick]], Green Party [[Ben Manski]], and [[Independent]] [[David Olson]] in the November 2 general election. Hulsey defeated Democrats Dianne Hesselbein, John Imes, Fred Wade, and Douglas Zwank in the primary election. <ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf Official GAB primary results]</ref>
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==Campaign themes==
 
Hulsey's slogan on the campaign website is "Progress for a better Wisconsin."
 
He lists positions on the following issues, and generally emphasizes environmental issues.
 
*Education
 
*Conservation - Supports a ban on unnecessary commercial diesel idling.
 
*Energy - Supports clean jobs, clean energy and clean air.
 
*Health care - For a healthier Wisconsin.
 
*Human rights - Supports a wooman's right to choose.
 
*Human services - Believes in protecting vulnerable citizens, and champions seniors.
 
*Labor - Believes he understands labor issues. <ref>[http://www.brett4us.org/p/on-issues.html campaign website]</ref>
 
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Hulsey is married and has two children.
 
Hulsey is married and has two children.
  
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==See also==
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*[[Wisconsin State Legislature]]
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*[[Wisconsin State Assembly]]
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==External links==
 
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Assembly&district=77 Brett Hulsey on the Wisconsin State Assembly website]
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* [http://openstates.org/wi/legislators/WIL000460/brett-hulsey/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=99845 Brett Hulsey's biography on Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=99845 Brett Hulsey's biography on Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.brett4us.org/ Brett Hulsey's official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.brett4us.org/ Brett Hulsey's official campaign website]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=152775 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131522 2010]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=152775 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131522 2010]
*[http://www.facebook.com/bretthulsey77 Brett Hulsey on Facebook]
 
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brett-hulsey/5/541/543 Brett Hulsey's profile on LinkedIn]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brett-hulsey/5/541/543 Brett Hulsey's profile on LinkedIn]
  
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Brett Hulsey
Brett Hulsey1.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 78
Former member
In office
2011 - 2015
PartyIndependent (write-in)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMiddlebury College, 1982
Master'sUniversity of Oklahoma, 1988
Personal
Date of birthApril 28, 1959
CandidateVerification
Brett Hulsey is a former Independent member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 78 from 2010 to 2015. In October 2014, Hulsey changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Independent.[1]

Hulsey was a Democratic candidate for Governor of Wisconsin in the 2014 elections.[2] He later filed as an independent write-in candidate for the general election.[1] Brett Hulsey lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Hulsey holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and a M.S. in Natural Science from the University of Oklahoma.

Hulsey had been a Dane County Board Supervisor from 1998 up until his election. Hulsey is the founder and president of Better Environmental Solutions, a small business that consults about renewable energy.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hulsey served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy and Utilities
Government Operations and State Licensing
Jobs, Economy and Mining
Tourism
Ways and Means

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hulsey served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Hulsey's website highlighted the following campaign themes: "Progress for a better Wisconsin."

  • Education
  • Conservation - Supports a ban on unnecessary commercial diesel idling.
  • Energy - Supports clean jobs, clean energy and clean air.
  • Health care - For a healthier Wisconsin.
  • Human rights - Supports a woman's right to choose.
  • Human services - Believes in protecting vulnerable citizens, and champions seniors.
  • Labor - Believes he understands labor issues.

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin Gubernatorial election, 2014

Hulsey was running for election to the office of Governor of Wisconsin. Hulsey did not win the Democratic nomination in the primary on August 12, but filed as an independent write-in candidate for governor on October 23.[1]

Results

General election
Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Walker/Rebecca Kleefisch Incumbent 52.3% 1,259,706
     Democrat Mary Burke/John Lehman 46.6% 1,122,913
     Libertarian Robert Burke/Joseph Brost 0.8% 18,720
     Independent Dennis Fehr 0.3% 7,530
     Nonpartisan Scattering 0.1% 1,248
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0% 200
Total Votes 2,410,317
Election Results via Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.
Primary election
Wisconsin Gubernatorial Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Burke 83.4% 259,926
Brett Hulsey 16.6% 51,830
Total Votes 311,756
Election Results via Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.


2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Hulsey won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 78. Hulsey defeated Christopher Fisher in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Jonathan Dedering (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 78, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrett Hulsey Incumbent 75.4% 22,853
     Green Jonathan Dedering 24.2% 7,323
     - Scattering 0.4% 118
Total Votes 30,294

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Hulsey defeated Republican David Redick, Green Party Ben Manski, and Independent David Olson in the November 2 general election. Hulsey defeated Democrats Dianne Hesselbein, John Imes, Fred Wade and Douglas Zwank in the primary election.[6]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 77 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brett Hulsey (D) 12,142
Ben Manski (G) 7,762
David Redick (R) 4,670
David Olson (I) 373
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 77 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bret Hulsey (D) 2,904 44.17%
Dianne H. Hesselbein (D) 1,992 30.3%
Fred Wade (D) 1,125 17.11%
John Imes (D) 347 5.28%
Douglas C. Zwank (D) 205 3.12%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hulsey is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hulsey raised a total of $87,142 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[7]

Brett Hulsey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 78 Won $25,490
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 77 Won $61,652
Grand Total Raised $87,142

2012

Hulsey won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Hulsey raised a total of $25,490.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brett Hulsey's campaign in 2012
Hulsey, Brett D$655
Lang Sollinger, Mary L$500
Wisconsin Afscme$500
Kelly, Terence F$500
Heller, Rodney$500
Total Raised in 2012$25,490
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hulsey won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Hulsey raised a total of $61,652.

Personal

Hulsey is married and has two children.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 14 through June 4.

Legislators are scored on their stances on voting, money in politics and democracy reform legislation.
Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against NPCW's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

2012

In 2012, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 10 through March 16.

Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Pocan (D)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 78
2013-2015
Succeeded by
Lisa Subeck (D)
Preceded by
Spencer Black
Wisconsin State Assembly District 77
2011 - 2013
Succeeded by
Terese Berceau (D)