Milwaukee area businessman Andy Gronik launches bid for governor

Democratic Party candidate wants to take on Walker


Milwaukee area businessman Andy Gronik has formally launched his campaign as a Democratic Party candidate for governor, declaring on his campaign website that it’s “time for a different kind of leadership in Madison.”

“I’m not a politician. I’m a business leader with the progressive values necessary to beat Governor Scott Walker and make living in Wisconsin better for all of our residents — that’s why I’m running for governor,” Gronik wrote.

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Gronik, a Fox Point resident, was the president and CEO of AccuVal Associates Inc. and LiquiTec Industries, both based in Mequon, from 2003-13 and from 1988-2000. AccuVal and LiquiTec were acquired by Boston-based Gordon Brothers Group in 2015.

Gronik was also president and chief operating officer of DoveBid Valuation Services Inc. from 2000-03. He was president, CEO and creative director of BrainStorm Marketing Inc. from 1988-2000.

He is the founder, president and CEO of Fox Point-based GroBiz LLC and the founder and president of StageW, a nonprofit organization with a goal “to advance ideas that create good jobs and provide great education throughout Wisconsin,” according to Gronik’s LinkedIn page.

Read more about Gronik’s bid for governor from, a media partner of BizTimes Milwaukee.

Walker raised raised $3.5 million in campaign contributions over the past six months and finished June with $2.4 million in the bank, according to another report.

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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