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Frank Koehn

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Francis K. (Frank) Koehn is a prominent activist and politician in Northern Wisconsin. He is most notable for being the first Green Party candidate to be elected to office in the United States when he was elected Bayfield County supervisor on the Lake Superior Greens ticket in 1986. Koehn's 12 years on the Board of Supervisors (1986-1998) is one of the longest tenures in elected office for any green party member, and the second longest among wisconsin greens (Dave Conley 22 years) [1]. Koehn has also been active in environmental, treaty rights and human rights causes including opposition to the Crandon and White Pine mines, support of Ojibwe treaty rights, and support for the proposed Seventh-Generation Amendment to the US Constitution. Koehn has paid particular efforts to preserving Lake Superior. In many of these causes, Koehn worked closely with Walter Bresette. He is considered a founding member of the Wisconsin Green Party and remains active in it. Koehn was also a schoolteacher in the South Shore Schools in Port Wing, Wisconsin until recently. He currently lives in Herbster, Wisconsin.

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