Mark will continue to represent the LGBTQ community in the Wisconsin General Assembly
State Representative Mark Spreitzer is currently serving his third term in the Wisconsin State Assembly, and his second term in leadership as Caucus Chair for the Assembly Democrats. He is running for reelection in 2020.
Representative Spreitzer identifies as an openly gay man, and has worked to champion LGBTQ issues during his time in the legislature, authoring and coauthoring bills to add gender identity and gender expression to Wisconsin’s nondiscrimination laws, update state statutes to fully implement marriage equality, ban conversation therapy, recognize June as LGBT Pride Month, and more. He helped organize the first public pride celebration at the Wisconsin State Capitol in 2019.
In addition to work on LGBTQ issues, Representative Spreitzer’s areas of focus include reforming Wisconsin’s criminal justice system, supporting family farms and farmers, particularly beginning farmers, protecting and cleaning up the environment, empowering and funding local governments, and ensuring that campaigns and elections are run as fairly and openly as possible. Pushing for a non-partisan redistricting process has been a main focus as Representative Spreitzer believes unrepresentative districts are at the root of the legislatures failure to act in the public interest on these other issues.
Before being elected to the legislature, Representative Spreitzer worked at Beloit College and served four years on the Beloit City Council, the final year as its President.