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Former Burlington City Council member
Thorp City Council Member District 4 and Thorp School Board Vice President
Village of Sussex Board Trustee

Wendellyn is the first African American to serve on the Village of Sussex Board of Trustees. 

Chair- Marathon County Democratic Party
Dane County Supervisor District 23 and Chair of DPW Black Caucus
State Representative- District 78

Lisa Subeck has been a Madison resident for 25 years. She moved to Madison in 1989 to attend the University of Wisconsin, where she graduated with her Bachelors Degree in 1993. Upon graduation, Lisa decided to make Madison her home and became involved in her community through volunteer work. In addition to volunteering as a mentor through Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Dane County, Lisa has volunteered with the YWCA Racial Justice programs and at the Wisconsin Youth and Family Center.

Milwaukee County Board Supervisor
La Crosse County Board Supervisor
Former Madison City Council Woman District 18
Candidate for State Assembly District 43, Mayor of Milton

Anissa graduated in 1990 from UW-Whitewater. She has three children Kayla, Jake and Teddy. The family has lived in the City of Milton for ten years. Anissa has been employed by Rock County for 20 years and is a Juvenile Probation Officer. She has been actively involved in the Rock County community and City of Milton.Anissa is a 2012 graduate of Emerge Wisconsin.Anissa has donated her time to the Salvation Army, ECHO, Rotary Gardens, Rock County and Milton Community Gardens, Milton Optimists, Independence Day Committee and Milton Youth Coaltion.

Former Ashland City Councilor, Ward 11

Kelly Westlund grew up in a military family and spent much of her life in the southern part of the country. She finally settled in northern Wisconsin after earning her degree from Northland College in Ashland and marrying a local, Caleb, who is a carpenter and avid hunter and fisherman.
She went on to work with a local nonprofit organization focused on sustainable community and economic development, coordinating various projects related to energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Former Emerge Wisconsin Program Coordinator
Former State Representative - District 85

Born and raised in Wausau, Mandy grew up exploring the woods and Wisconsin River near her childhood home north of Wausau, and enjoyed reading, always reading.  She attended Riverview Elementary and earned Varsity letters as  cross-country ski captain, goalie and captain of the girls' soccer team, and the football kicker.  After graduating from Wausau East, she studied English and Norwegian, receiving her B.A. from St.

Dane County Board Supervisor
State Representative - District 8

Representative JoCasta Zamarripa was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She is a graduate of St.

Milwaukee Public School Board of Directors, District 7

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