MEET GARY

Gary Hebl is a lifelong resident of Dane County. Currently serving his sixth term in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Gary was first elected in 2004 and has been reelected since 2006.

Famliy-scan.jpgIn addition to serving as a State Legislator, he is an attorney and a small business owner. Gary and his wife Lynn have three children (L-R): Jenny, Matt, and Andy.

Gary graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1969. He went on to earn a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison before graduating from Gonzaga University Law School in 1976.

A strong dedication to public service is evident in many areas of Gary's life. During his career he has served on the boards of a variety of community organizations. These positions have included: former President of the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Board of Directors for the U.W. Flying Club, fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Sun Prairie Cable Access Board, a member of the Sun Prairie Telecommunications Board, former President of the YMCA Board of Directors, former President of the Sun Prairie Public Library Board of Trustees, former trustee of the Sacred Hearts Parish Council, former President of the Sun Prairie Quarterback Club, and a youth coordinator and former President of the Sun Prairie Optimist Club.

For the last 25 years Gary has served as legal counsel to Operation Fresh Start, a non-profit corporation that works with troubled youth who have had problems with the law and or school. This program develops self-worth and confidence in a work environment. The candidates are taught a skill in the building trades and in many cases the program enables them to obtain gainful employment.

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 Gary has been the recipient of numerous awards for his professional accomplishments including:  Legislator of the Year, 2009 and 2010 from the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin;  2007 and 2010 Friend of Access Award from the Wisconsin Association of Public Channels; Conservation Champion Award 2005-06 & 2009-14 from the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters; Best Attorney Award from the Sun Prairie Star (7x Winner) 2002-04, 2008-11; named One of Madison's Best Real Estate Attorneys by Madison Magazine 2002; Sun Prairie Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds Award 2003; Chamber of  Commerce Judith Krivsky Business Person of the Year Award 2002; Sun Prairie Business and  Education Partnership Outstanding Small Business of the Year 2001. He is also a member of the  Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development.