Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign will lead a session on the influence of money on politics in Wisconsin and Nationally.
Mike McCabe is executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan watchdog group that tracks the money in state politics, fights corruption and works for clean, open and honest government. Mike joined the Democracy Campaign's staff in 1999 and became the group's director in 2000. He previously worked for six years as the Madison Metropolitan School District's communications director and legislative liaison. Mike also formerly worked as a newspaper reporter and state legislative aide. He grew up on his family's dairy farm in central Wisconsin and went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in journalism and political science, and later served in the Peace Corps in the West African country of Mali.