Former Trek executive running for governor of Wisconsin


Democrat Mary Burke, daughter of Trek Bicycles founder Richard Burke and a former company executive, will challenge Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in the 2014 election.

Burke graduated from Harvard Business School and worked as a consultant before joining the company her father founded. In 2005 she became Wisconsin’s Secretary of Commerce and in 2012 was elected to the Madison school board.

Trek and and bicycles feature prominently in Burke’s campaign announcement video, highlighting the 1,000 people the company employs in Wisconsin.

Walker is a controversial figure in the state, being the only governor in history to survive a recall election.

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