Stories tagged: "Wisconsin24"


The Assembly chamber in the Wisconsin Capitol. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Looking Back on 2020: Wisconsin Votes to Send New Blood to Madison

While Republicans will still control both houses of the Legislature, there are 24 new members, bringing new ideas and lived experiences to the Capitol.

Rep.-elect Donna Rozar (R-Marshfield) from Assembly District 69, and Sen.-elect Brad Pfaff (D-La Crosse) from Senate District 32. (Graphic Illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
The Wisconsin 24: Meet Brad Pfaff and Donna Rozar

Rozar brings her experience as seasoned cardiac nurse and county supervisor, while Pfaff is elected to the Senate one year after it fired him as DATCP secretary.

Sen.-elect Melissa Agard. (Graphic illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
The Wisconsin 24: Meet Melissa Agard

After serving four terms in the Wisconsin Assembly, Agard is moving up to the Senate.

Rep.-elect Samba Baldeh (D-Madison) and Rep.-elect Dora Drake (D-Milwaukee) are among the 24 new lawmakers in the Wisconsin Legislature. (Graphic illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
The Wisconsin 24: Meet Samba Baldeh and Dora Drake

Baldeh is the Wisconsin Legislature’s first Muslim member, while the voter suppression Drake witnessed April 7 finalized her decision to run for office.

Rep.-elect Sue Conley (D-Milwaukee) and Rep.-elect Supreme Moore Omokunde (D-Milwaukee) are two of the new members of the Wisconsin Assembly. (Graphic Illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
The Wisconsin 24: Meet Sue Conley and Supreme Moore Omokunde

Conley is interested in housing solutions for renters and landlords, while Omokunde wants to address climate injustice and climate change.

Rep.-elect Kristina Shelton (D-Green Bay) and Sen.-elect Kelda Roys (D-Madison). (Graphic illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
The Wisconsin 24: Meet Kelda Roys and Kristina Shelton

Roys focusing on racial disparities, while Shelton’s focus will be on the pandemic and assisting businesses, families who have been impacted.

Representative-elect Sylvia Ortiz-Velez (D-Milwaukee) and Representative-elect Francesca Hong (D-Madison) are among the 16 new members of the state Assembly. (Graphic illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
The Wisconsin 24: Meet Francesca Hong and Sylvia Ortiz-Velez

Hong is the first Asian American elected to the Wisconsin Legislature. Ortiz-Velez will be pushing to legalize medical marijuana to reduce opioid addiction.