Democratic Assemblyman Brett Hulsey is running for governor, according to a news release issued Monday.
Hulsey said he has a plan to invest $1.2 billion to create clean energy jobs, increase job training, invest in public education and reverse tax increases and protect communities against strip mining. He said he would also create a state park out of an area in northern Wisconsin under consideration for an iron ore mine.
Hulsey said he would reverse pay cuts to government workers and strengthen workers’ rights.
While announcing his candidacy, Hulsey wasted no time taking a shot at the personal wealth of fellow Democrat Mary Burke, saying, “I’m a regular working person. I make about what the typical Wisconsinite makes. I’m running against a rich millionaire, who’s clearly sort of out of touch with Wisconsin.”