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A Progressive Democrat with Experience

Ready to fight for Wisconsin and our basic rights

About Mike

Putting His Expertise, Experience, and Energy to Work For You

“The past two years have been such a challenge for us all. I’m excited to listen carefully to voters in the 80th district about what they need right now. I will make sure their voices are heard in the Capitol. We must guarantee our basic rights like voting, quality and affordable healthcare and housing, broadband Internet, and protect our environment. I’ve been working on these issues for my entire career, and I’m ready to do more for you as a member of the State Assembly.”

Public servant.

Mike is a former longtime aide to progressive Senator Russ Feingold. He currently represents District 32 (City and Town of Verona) on the Dane County Board, where he is a progressive voice for union workers, students, teachers, businesses, healthcare workers, and low-income tenants. He has worked on solutions to housing insecurity, broadband access, and environmental conservation. He previously served on the Verona City Council, and its Plan Commission and chaired its Parks, Recreation and Forestry Commission.


Small Business Owner.

Mike is a small business owner of the Biergarten at Olbrich Park in Madison, where employees are paid more than $15 per hour, sales support public parks, and community organizations regularly participate in benefit nights.

Community Advocate.

Since 2010, he has been a full-time advocate for Wisconsin’s low-income population at the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute, where his work has focused on equitable access to healthcare, housing security, and helping Wisconsinites get out of poverty through work-based solutions.


Most importantly, Mike is a Dad to two energetic, bright, and kind boys. He worries about their future and is running to create a Wisconsin that they want to live in. As a member of the State Assembly, he'll defend our democracy, basic rights, and environment for them and every Wisconsin kid.


Why Leaders Support Mike Bare

"...he's a champion for our environment, working families, and public health. Mike has been a leader in making Verona a better place to live ..."

"It has been a privilege to serve with Mike. His approach to problem solving and expertise on public policy will be an asset in the State Assembly."

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"...ready to fight for our students and teachers...a terrific leader in the Assembly for these challenging times."


“Mike has the experience and expertise to make progress on our biggest challenges, including saving our democracy, guaranteeing good schools, healthcare and housing, and protecting our environment.”

Dana Pellebon



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