Mary Burke talks about bid to become Governor of Wisconsin
Milwaukee-- One day after releasing a video announcing her bid for Wisconsin Governor, Mary Burke addressed reporters for the first time Tuesday.
"I wouldn't get into it unless I thought I could win," Burke told reporters during a brief appearance at Cathedral Square Park in Downtown Milwaukee.
The former Trek Bicycle executive says she believes the people of Wisconsin deserve better in terms of job creation, public education, and leadership.
Burke's first and only other run for public office was last year when she won a seat on the Madison School Board. She also served as Commerce Secretary for two years under former Governor Jim Doyle.
The Republican Party of Wisconsin calls Burke an out-of-touch "Madison Millionaire" and "tax and spend liberal who wants to go back to the disastrous policies of the past."
Burke responded, "I have a strong background in finance and balancing a budget whether it's in business or in government is something that I take really seriously. We have to make sure that the programs that we have are working. It's not just how much money that you spend but it's how it's being spent, And I think there are programs we have to make sure are wise use of taxpayers dollars."