Get to Know Rick Gundrum


Representative Rick Gundrum was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in January of 2018. He currently resides in Slinger with his wife Lois, where he is a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and the Slinger Advancement Association.

Rick also serves as a Village Trustee and is a member of the Slinger Housing Authority Board of Directors.

His family roots in Washington County go back five generations. He was born in Nenno and raised in Hartford, Wisconsin, where he attended St. Killian Catholic grade school and graduated from Hartford Union High School. Rick earned his Associate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Washington County and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Radio-TV-Film.

Before starting his own business, McKay Enterprises, in 2000, Rick worked in the radio broadcast industry as “Rick McKay” at radio stations WMIL Milwaukee, WJZI Milwaukee, WBWI West Bend, and WTKM Hartford.

Prior to being elected to the Assembly, he served twelve years on the Washington County Board of Supervisors, the last two years as Chairman. During that time, he also chaired the Eastern Wisconsin Counties Railroad Consortium, the Washington County Aging & Disability Resource Board, the Washington County Board of Health, and the Washington-Ozaukee County Joint Board of Health. Rick was also a member of the Board of Directors for the W.O.W. Workforce Development Board, Wisconsin Counties Association, and the Wisconsin Counties Utilities Tax Association.