The following is a statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on this morning’s announcement by Mary Burke on her candidacy for governor.
“It’s exciting news that a proven leader like Mary Burke is entering the race for governor.
“Between her track record of growing good-paying private sector jobs right here in Wisconsin and experience as an executive in the public and nonprofit sectors, Mary really understands how to create jobs and opportunity for Wisconsinites. Mary also knows that the way we move forward is together. Her history of bringing people together for the betterment of our state will serve as a stark contrast to Scott Walker’s style of divisive extremism.
“We know that Wisconsin deserves better than Scott Walker and are confident that Democrats will field the strongest possible candidate to take him on next year.”