Historic Day: Shelia Stubbs Becomes First African-American from Dane County to Serve in Wisconsin State Legislature…


Shelia Stubbs is making some amazing Wisconsin history today at the Wisconsin State Capitol. This morning, she will be sworn in as the first African-American from Dane County ever elected to the Wisconsin State Legislature in its history. Stubbs will represent District 77 in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

“I’m grateful and I’m so happy to be making history … going all the way back since Wisconsin became a state in 1848,” Stubbs tells Madison365. “I stand on the shoulders of so many who have paved the way from Shirley Chisholm to Fanny Lou Hamer to my friend Maxine Waters and Marcia Fudge … all of those great women in the state Capitol – from Polly Williams to Gwen Moore to Lena Taylor to Sen. LaTonya Johnson and the late Tamara Grigsby.

“I am really excited…

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