Ben Greuel was born and raised in the Township of Hull, north of the Wisconsin River town of Stevens Point. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with B.A. in both political science and public administration, as well as a minor in environmental studies.
Ben's professional career has been focused on public lands conservation, working to safeguard some of our country's most special landscapes. He currently serves as The Wilderness Society's Arctic Refuge Campaign Director, leading the effort to protect the 1.6 million acre coastal plain in the American Arctic. Ben has been actively engaged in electoral politics for almost two decades. Along with working to elect environmental champions in Wisconsin, he spent a decade living in the Pacific Northwest working on political campaigns at the federal, state, and municipal levels.
Ben currently lives in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood with his wife and daughter. In his free time, he enjoys fly fishing on many of Wisconsin's lakes and rivers, exploring our state's public lands with his family or chasing the elusive white-tail deer during the state's iconic gun deer season.
I am conservation voter because as someone who has devoted his professional career to the effort to protect our most cherished public lands and waters, I understand the value of electing environmental champions at all levels of government. As a Wisconsinite, I am passionate about the need to both protect our state's environment and natural resources and restore Wisconsin's historic legacy as a national leader in the effort to protect our environment for future generations.