Rep. Gordon Hintz has kind of seemed supportive of decriminalization and legalization in the past. Elected in 2006, it was not until 2017 before Hintz signed his name to a piece of marijuana reform legislation. In 2016 and 2017 Oshkosh area supporters collected thousands of signatures to force a decrimalization measure in the city of Oshkosh. In 2017 Rep. Hintz took the role as Assembly Minority Leader for the Democrats. He ran unopposed in 2018. In 2019 Hintz co-sponsored a medical marijuana bill (AB 570).
If Hintz co-sponsored AB 220 (Legalization) or SB 577 (Decriminalization) as Democrat Minority Leader, it would send a clear message two both parties that marijuana reform is a top agenda. If he is serious about reform and authored a legalization bill next session if re-elected, we all would feel more comfortable about his stance on marijuana reform.
Holds office State Assembly District 54
- Born Oshkosh, Wisconsin, November 29, 1973; married; 2 children.
- Graduate Oshkosh North High School, 1992; B.A. Hamline University (St. Paul, Minnesota), 1996; M.P.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001.
- Municipal consultant. Former legislative staff assistant, U.S. Representative Jay Johnson, U.S. Senator Herb Kohl; former management and budget analyst, City of Long Beach, California; former instructor, Political Science Department, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
- Member: Oshkosh Rotary Club; First Congregational Church; Oshkosh Public Museum; Winnebagoland Housing Coalition; Winnebago County Safe Streets Committee; Winnebago County Democratic Party; Oshkosh Food Co-op.
- Elected to Assembly since 2006.
Member of Wisconsin Center District Board and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Oct 2018: Would you support changing state law to legalize marijuana and/or cannabis products? If so, under what conditions? If not, why?
It is time for Wisconsin to have a serious conversation of reforming its marijuana laws. The majority of states in the country have legalized medicinal or recreational marijuana use, and the benefits outweigh the concerns. Many communities in Wisconsin, including Oshkosh, have been decriminalizing marijuana possession. I support legalizing medicinal marijuana and full legalization depending on the details of the law and regulation.
Supports, but did not co-sponsor decriminalization
AB 570 Medical Marijuan with Home Grows
Oct 2019: “We need reform and reconsideration of our marijuana regulation policy in Wisconsin,” Hintz told WisconsinEye. “Certainly something would be better than nothing.”
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