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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gordon Hintz

Candidate For Assembly District 54

Gordon Hintz

Candidate Background

Incumbent
Party: 
Democratic
Address: 

P.O. Box 1424 , Oshkosh WI

Phone Number: 
(920) 232-0805

Candidate Biography

From candidate Website

Born and raised in Oshkosh, Gordon Hintz, 40, 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 which he shares with his fiancee, Oshkosh native, Elizabeth Lang.  Gordon is a member of Oshkosh Downtown Rotary, First Congregational Church 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 eighteen 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.  He was re-elected to his fourth term in the State Assembly for the 2013-2014 Legislative Session. Rep. Hintz was appointed to the State Building Commission and serves as the ranking member on Urban and Local Affairs as well as the Committee on Financial Institutions. He is a member of the Committee on Jobs, Economy and Mining, Committee on State and Local Finance, and the State Capital and Executive Residence Board.

Hintz is a proud 2014 recipient of a Chancellor’s Medallion awarded by UW Oshkosh Chancellor Richard Wells in recognition of the leadership and service he has provided while serving as a member of the Wisconsin State Building Commission.