Spencer Black

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Biography

Spencer Black represented the 77th Assembly District for 13 terms in the State Legislature. He served as Assembly Chair of the Natural Resources and was the Assembly Minority Leader. During his tenure, Black was considered to be the Legislature’s leading environmental advocate. He was a leader in a number of other policy areas including consumer protection, health care, education, transportation and senior citizen issues. Rep. Black is author of numerous environmental laws including the Stewardship Fund, the largest conservation effort in Wisconsin’s history, the Mining Moratorium Bill, the Lower Wisconsin Riverway, the statewide recycling program, and the endangered species match grant. Black is currently the Vice President of the national Sierra Club, the nation’s largest environmental organization. He is also a columnist for The Capital Times newspaper.