HALES CORNERS—LuAnn Bird will be announcing her run for the open seat in the newly-drawn 84th Assembly District on Friday at 5:00 pm at her home in Hales Corners, 5155 Brandons Court.
She is a compassionate activist who people can trust to get things done.
“A small fringe group of people are undermining our democracy by creating mistrust in our elections and suppressing the rights of voters,” Bird said. “I will fight to restore faith in our voting systems and make sure that it is easy to vote, even if you have a disability.”
She also wants to see safer schools and public spaces, crime free neighborhoods and more action to address mental health issues that lead to violence.
Since her husband’s paralyzing accident 32 years ago, Bird works to improve access to programs and services for persons with disabilities. She was elected four times to her local school board and served as president. She was appointed to her sanitary district commission and was instrumental in getting sewer installed to replace failing septic tanks.
On the Whitnall School Board she brought together a coalition of leaders from the Whitnall, Greendale and Greenfield school districts and their respective municipalities to collaborate on school improvement initiatives. “I know this district and have proven I can bring people together to get things done.” Bird said.
Bird lives in Hales Corners with her husband Phil who is a Vietnam veteran. They have two grown children and for the past 10 years have provided daycare for their grandsons. She worked as executive director and lobbyist for the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, a fund developer for a poverty agency and as a board governance consultant for the Wisconsin Association of School Boards and the Alabama Association of School Boards in Montgomery.