There has not been a time in the last 35 years that Kathleen Falk has not been supremely active and engaged.
From 1977 to 1983, she worked for Wisconsin's Environmental Decade, securing a major win for utility customers. From 1983 to 1997, she was a state public intervenor, protecting Wisconsin's natural resources from actions by the state. (She was so effective that Gov. Tommy Thompson axed the position.)
Since 1997, she has served as Dane County executive, ably presiding over a period of tremendous challenges, demonstrating fiscal restraint while protecting a baseline commitment to human services and pioneering land conservation and environmental initiatives. Her failed bids for governor and attorney general aside, she's a proven winner who'll surely do well in her future endeavors.