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Nanette endorses the four main tenets of the 2018 Democratic Party of Wisconsin platform: Freedom, family, fairness and community.
Nanette looks forward to listening to the concerns of all 27th Assembly District citizens and, in partnership with them, fighting to strengthen Wisconsin’s economy, public education, health care, environment protections, and voter fairness. As a teacher, writer, librarian, community advocate, and volunteer with deep roots in East Central Wisconsin, Nanette has always worked hard to improve the lives of her students, and the people in her community.
Work and School History
Nanette Bulebosh has had a passion for politics since her student days at Lakeland College, where she became active in student government. While still in college, she covered politics and local news as a part-time stringer for WHBL Radio, and worked at radio stations in Plymouth, Milwaukee and Colorado through 1986. She was a staff writer for the Sheboygan Press from 1990 to 1993. She’s had rewarding careers as a journalist, public and private school teacher, and librarian (she directed the Kiel Public Library for seven years), and has been a community volunteer for more than 30 years.
Voucher School Failures Increase Concern
Though Nanette has attended and worked in private schools, she is passionate about public education (K-12 and college) as a cornerstone of economic opportunity and democracy for all citizens. Mostly recently she taught 9th grade English in the Manitowoc Public School District, and also filled in as a substitute teacher in Sheboygan and Elkhart Lake, She also taught English at Plymouth High School, was a school board trustee in Elkhart Lake, where she now lives, and taught as an adjunct instructor at the college level, at both public and private institutions.
It was her work directing an adult high school program in Milwaukee that drove her decision to run for State Assembly in 2016. The work was rewarding. She loved the students. But her concerns about voucher schools intensified after hearing of her students’ negative experiences with failed private voucher schools. It was clear that the Legislature’s continued cuts to public education in favor of unaccountable voucher schools were hurting families in Milwaukee and elsewhere. She later learned that 40% of these voucher schools failed, despite their infusion of cash from Wisconsin taxpayers.
Nanette grew up in Mundelein, Illinois, and graduated from Mundelein High School, but has lived in Sheboygan County for most of the past 40 years. She has lived with her family in rural Elkhart Lake since 1995.
Since November, 2017, Nanette has worked as director of communications & development for Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, an environmental umbrella group that works to protect and restore Lake Michigan and the waters that feed into it. This work drives part of her passion for clean water and sustainable land management practices.
Nanette was elected to the Elkhart Lake/Glenbeulah School Board twice. As a trustee, she chaired the Community Relations Committee and initiated studies on district effectiveness, class sizes and educational programs. Previously, she served on the Sheboygan Area Voter ID Taskforce, the Little Red School House Board of Directors, and several local and state library committees. she was a founding member of Forward Sheboygan and the League of Women Voters – Sheboygan Chapter. She currently serves on the Lakeland College Alumni Ambassadors Executive Committee and has been active in local theater for decades.
Previously she served on the Joint (Sheboygan & Ozaukee) County Library Planning Committee, Plymouth Public Library Board of Trustees
- Volunteer Center of Sheboygan County (Planning Group)
- Great Lakes Conservancy (Special Events Planning Committee)
- Wisconsin Library Association (Various subcommittees)
- Plymouth Professional Business Women (Past President)
- Sierra Club (Local Chapter Former Chairman)
- Greater Elkhart Lake Kids Coalition (Founding Member)*
- Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School Board (Community Relations Committee Chair)
- Democratic Party of Sheboygan County (Active Member)
- Emerge Wisconsin (2015 Graduate)
- Toastmasters – (Kohler and Plymouth Clubs)
* The Greater Elkhart Lake Kids Coalition successfully raised funds to build a children’s playground near the village square.
Nanette has a B.A. in English and secondary education and a Master of Education from Lakeland College, and a Master of Library & Information Science from UW-Milwaukee.
She and her husband, Hans Kuhn, a 4th generation dairy farmer, have been married for 20 years, and are the proud parents of John, a sophomore in college, and Simone, a senior at Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School.