Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk has endorsed Lindsay Lemmer for Wisconsin State Assembly.

Falk served as Dane County Executive from 1997 – 20011. Elected four times, she was the first (and still the only) woman to serve as County Executive and the longest serving County Executive in Dane County history. Falk was also the first woman to run for Governor on a major party ticket (2002). She began her career in public service in 1977 as co-director and general counsel of Wisconsin Environmental Decade (now Clean Wisconsin) before serving as Wisconsin’s environmental watchdog at the Department of Justice (1983-1995). She served in the Obama administration as the Regional Director for the Department of Health & Human Services Region Five (2013- 2017).

“Lindsay has the qualities we need in our new leaders,” Falk said. “She has a proven record as an elected City Council member in finding solutions to tough problems and in effectively representing her constituents. As an activist and advocate she’s fought for equal rights and voting rights. She’s created and led coalitions that have made change happen. Lindsay brings the skills and experience we need in the State legislature. She’s earned my support.”

Falk joins Representative Dianne Hesselbein and Representative Lisa Subeck, along with more than 20 other current and former elected leaders in supporting Lemmer. Lemmer is endorsed by more current and former elected leaders than any other candidate in the race.

“It is an honor to earn the trust and confidence of a leader like Kathleen Falk,” Lemmer said. “Kathleen’s record of achievement and her courage in breaking down barriers is an inspiration. I will work hard to live up to her example.”

Alder Lindsay Lemmer is a Madison City Council member and a native Madisonian with a proven track record as an energetic and effective advocate for the people she represents. Throughout her career she has championed environmental protection, equal rights, access to education, voting rights, and economic opportunity for all.

Lindsay’s commitment to public service is extensive. A longtime member of the National Organization for Women (NOW), she is President of the Wisconsin chapter. She has also served as the Communications Chair for the Dane County Voter ID Coalition, working with the League of Women Voters and the NAACP on voting rights.

Lindsay has a Masters of Business Administration from Edgewood College and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She and her partner Adam Hills-Meyer live in the Heritage Heights neighborhood on Madison’s east side.

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