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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Gordon Hintz

Candidate For Assembly District 54

Gordon Hintz

Candidate Background

Incumbent
Party: 
Democratic
Address: 

480 N. Main Street
Oshkosh, Wi 54901

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Candidate Biography

From candidate Website

Born and raised in Oshkosh, Gordon Hintz, 36, attended Longfellow and Washington Elementary Schools, Webster Stanley Middle School, and is a graduate of Oshkosh North High School.  While at North, Hintz earned nine varsity letters, was a member of the 1992 Wisconsin State Semifinal Boys Basketball team, and was elected Lieutenant Governor of Badger Boys State. He spent three summers working for the City of Oshkosh Parks Department.  Hintz, the son of Anne Hintz and former Oshkosh Mayor, Stephen Hintz (2002-2004) owns a house in Oshkosh near where he grew up.  He enjoys playing soccer, eating fish on Fridays, and going boating on Lake Winnebago with friends and family.  Gordon is a member of Oshkosh Downtown Rotary, Winnebago Lakes Council, former Co-Chair of the Oshkosh Diversity Council, PROPEL (organization for young adults) and is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Oshkosh.  In additional to municipal consulting for Public Administration Associates, LLC, Gordon taught American Government at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2005-2006.

Representative Hintz has spent most of the past twelve years working in government at the federal, state, and local level.  Hintz received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hamline University.  After college, Hintz worked on the 1996 U.S. Senate campaign of the late Paul Wellstone before going to work for U.S. Senator Herb Kohl and former U.S. Representative Jay Johnson as a Legislative Staff Assistant in Washington, DC. In 2001, he earned a master’s degree in public affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hintz worked as a Research Assistant for Governor Tommy Thompson’s Commission on State and Local Partnerships for the 21st Century (Kettl Commission).  Hintz then was selected for the prestigious Management Assistant Program in the City of Long Beach, California’s 5th largest city. He went on to work in the Long Beach Budget Bureau as an analyst on the city’s $1.7 billion annual budget.

In 2006, Hintz won the open seat vacated by 19-year incumbent Gregg Underheim to become the first Democrat elected to this seat in 24 years.  Representative Hintz followed through on his commitment to campaign finance reform joining nine freshman legislators in backing legislation requiring “full disclosure” of issue ads as well as sponsoring a bill providing public financing of Supreme Court races.  He has been a champion of funding for higher education infrastructure and programs in the state budget process and supported legislative efforts aimed at economic development in Oshkosh.  Hintz serves on the Colleges and Universities, Judiciary and Ethics, Urban and Local Affairs, and Aging and Long-Term Care Committees.