Brett Hulsey

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Brett Hulsey
Brett Hulsey1.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 77
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMiddlebury College, 1982
Master'sUniversity of Oklahoma, 1988
Date of birth04/28/1959
Office website
Brett Hulsey is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly for District 77. He was first elected in 2010.

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.[1] He holds a BA from Middlebury College and a MS in Natural Science from the University of Oklahoma.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hulsey has been appointed to these committees:



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Hulsey is running in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 78. Hulsey defeated Christopher Fisher in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[2] No Republican filed to run for this seat. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 78 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrett Hulsey Incumbent 91.3% 5,215
Christopher Fisher 8.7% 497
Total Votes 5,712


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. [4]

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

In Wisconsin, there is a $500 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan Assembly candidates.[5]


In 2010, when Hulsey first won election to the State Assembly, he collected $61,652 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Brett Hulsey $3,183
Bonnie Cox $800
18 other contributors $500 each

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. [7]


Hulsey is married and has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Spencer Black
Wisconsin State Assembly District 77
2010 - present
Succeeded by