New democratic candidate contender in WI gubernatorial race

By KBJR News 1

New democratic candidate contender in WI gubernatorial race

October 7, 2013 Updated Oct 7, 2013 at 8:25 PM CST

Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) - A new democratic candidate threw her hat into the ring Monday for the Wisconsin Governor's seat currently held by Republican Scott Walker.

Former Executive of Trek Bicycle, Mary Burke announced her intentions to run Monday morning through a web video.

Burke, a 4th generation Wisconsinite commented on recent job growth ranking reports that put Wisconsin at 45th.

"I'm running for Governor because we can do better than that. A lot better, but to do it we've got to make some real changes in Madison," Burke said.

Burke is so far the only declared Democratic Candidate running against incumbent Scott Walker.

The Gubernatorial Election takes place in November of 2014.

Shawn Frost
sfrost@kbjr.com