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A Progressive Democrat fighting for democracy, our basic rights, and investments in our communities

Vote for Mike August 13th!

About Mike

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

“The past few years have been a challenge for us all. I listen to voters in the 80th district about what they need right now and I make sure their voices are heard in the Capitol. We must guarantee our basic rights like voting, quality and affordable healthcare and housing, public education, and protect our environment. It's a privilege to represent you and I look forward to making more progress on our challenges.”

Public Servant.

Mike was elected to the State Assembly in 2022. He is a former longtime aide to progressive Senator Russ Feingold. He previously served on the Dane County Board, where he was a progressive voice for union workers, students, teachers, businesses, healthcare workers, and low-income tenants. He previously served on the Verona City Council, and its Plan Commission and chaired its Parks, Recreation and Forestry Commission. In the Assembly, Mike has worked on solutions to homelessness, economic insecurity, and environmental conservation. 

 

Small Business Owner.

Mike is a small business owner of the Biergarten at Olbrich Park in Madison, where sales support public parks, and community organizations regularly participate in benefit nights.

Community Advocate.

From 2010 to 2022, Mike was a full-time advocate for Wisconsin’s low-income population at the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute, where his work focused on equitable access to healthcare, housing security, and helping Wisconsinites get out of poverty through work-based solutions.

Father.

Most importantly, Mike is a Dad to two energetic, bright, and kind boys. He and his wife work every day toward a Wisconsin that they want to live in. As a member of the State Assembly, he defends our democracy, basic rights, and community investments for his kids and every Wisconsin kid.

Why Leaders Support Mike Bare

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"Mike Bare is a dedicated public servant and advocate for the progressive causes we care about. Whether it’s supporting public schools, protecting the environment, or fighting for low-income Wisconsinites, Mike is exactly the kind of partner I need in the Legislature. I’m honored to endorse his re-election."

Governor Tony Evers

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“Representative Mike Bare has been a tireless advocate for our working families, our environment, transparent government, and all of his constituents. That's why I am proud to endorse him for re-election to continue working on progressive solutions for Wisconsin's biggest challenges.”

Mandela Barnes, former Lieutenant Governor

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“I’ve seen firsthand Mike’s deep commitment to representing people in the Capitol. He makes progress happen where our constituents need it most.”

Senate Minority Leader Dianne Hesselbein

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“Mike’s strong work ethic and commitment to representing his district well are impressive. He stands up for our shared values and works hard to get things done for our state and community.”

State Representative Lisa Subeck

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"I appreciate that Representative Bare is unafraid to voice his full and unconditional support for reproductive freedom. And he backs it up as a crucial partner to me in the State Assembly on ensuring access to contraception and abortion."

State Senator Kelda Roys

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“Representative Bare has a deep and profound understanding of the issues that affect his constituents. His tireless work for and devotion to those in his district that have the least is something that I personally admire. He is what we need in our elected representatives.”

Dane County Supervisor Chad Kemp

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“Mike’s wealth of experience and approachability makes him a terrific representative for our communities. He’s a valued partner in getting things done.” 

Dane County Supervisor Michele Doolan

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“Mike Bare is a proven and effective leader at the State and County level. Mike has always been a strong voice for our community and I’m proud to support his reelection to the State Assembly.”

Dane County Supervisor Steven Peters

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"I'm endorsing Mike because he's worked hard for the people of the 80th District. Whether it's making housing more attainable to middle-class families, protecting the environment, or making it easier for working families to afford childcare, Mike is making our communities better for everyone."

Verona Mayor Luke Diaz

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