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Gordon Hintz

Gordon Hintz
Hintz in 2010
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 54th district
In office
2007 – Present
Personal details
Born (1973-11-29) November 29, 1973
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Hamline University,
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Gordon N. Hintz is a Democratic Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 54th Assembly District since his election in 2006.


  • Early career 1
  • Legislative career 2
  • Controversies 3
  • Other 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early career

Prior to serving in the Legislature, Hintz worked in government at the federal, state, and local levels. Hintz worked on the 1996 U.S. Senate campaign of 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, D.C. Hintz also served as a Research Assistant for Governor Tommy Thompson’s Commission on State and Local Partnerships for the 21st Century (Kettl Commission) and worked as a Management Assistant and Budget Analyst for the City of Long Beach, CA.

Legislative career

During the 2011 Wisconsin budget protests on February 18, 2011, Hintz delivered an impassioned and widely commented on speech against Republican Governor Scott Walker's plan to strip public unions of collective bargaining rights.[1][2][3][4]


Hintz publicly apologized on February 28 for comments directed at fellow legislator, Republican Assemblywoman Michelle Litjens during a heated backroom debate, after Republicans allegedly breaking procedural rules to end a 58-hour debate on the contentious budget. Litjens said she did not take the comments personally and thought they were directed at all Republicans but thought he should be disciplined by the Assembly.[5][6]


Hintz placed second in the 2003 National Air Guitar championships under the pseudonym, "Krye Tuff".[7] He appears in the documentary Air Guitar Nation about the 2003 championships.


  1. ^ TMP Talking Points on Hintz's February 18, 2011 speech
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ MSNBC, February 21, 2011, The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell
  4. ^ CNN, February 19, 2011, CNN Newsroom, 10:00 AM
  5. ^
  6. ^ Hintz apologizes for comments on the Assembly floor
  7. ^

External links

  • Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Gordon Hintz official government website
  • Gordon Hintz for State Assembly official campaign website
  • Profile at Project Vote Smart
  • Follow the Money - Gordon Hintz
    • 2008 2006 2004 campaign contributions
  • Campaign 2008 campaign contributions at Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
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