October 17, 2013
City of Madison Alderwoman Lisa Subeck announced today that she is running as a Democratic candidate for State Assembly Representative in the 78th district. The 78th comprises much of Madison’s far west side, including the southwest side neighborhoods Subeck currently represents on the City Council.
“I have dedicated my career to advancing public policy that reflects our core progressive Democratic values,” said Subeck. “As a member of the City Council and as Executive Director of United Wisconsin, I work every day to strengthen and improve the quality of life in our local communities and our state.”
A Madison resident since 1989, Subeck has a long history of community engagement and public service. In addition to serving on the City Council, Subeck has served as President and Treasurer of the Woodhill Condominium Association, on the community advisory board of the Wisconsin Youth and Family Center, and as a board member of the Wisconsin Head Start Association. Prior to her election to the City Council, Subeck also served on a number of city committees and currently serves on the Board of Estimates, the Alcohol License Review Committee, the Community Services Committee, and the ADA Transit Subcommittee of the Transit and Parking Commission.
“Lisa Subeck has worked diligently as our Alderwoman to improve public safety and quality of life in our neighborhoods,” said Park Ridge Neighborhood Association President Brian Frick. “She is incredibly passionate about, and responsive to, our community’s needs, and I look forward to having her as our representative in the State Legislature.”
Professionally, Subeck works as the Executive Director of the progressive advocacy organization United Wisconsin and previously served as the Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, where she was a leading advocate on women’s health policy. Additional professional experience includes her past work as a Program Coordinator managing housing and homelessness programs for the YWCA, a Program Manager and educator for the Head Start and Early Head Start programs, and as a child care Center Director.
“As a former early childhood educator, Lisa understand that strong public schools are critical to the future of our children, our families, our local communities, and our state,” said Madison Metropolitan School District Board member Marjorie Passman, who is among Subeck’s early supporters. “Lisa is committed to ensuring our local school districts have the resources needed to provide every child a great education.”
Subeck has also been an active member of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. She has served as a board member and Vice Chair of Membership for the Dane County Democratic Party and currently serves as the State Chairwoman of Democratic Municipal Officials. She is honored to have earned the early support of State Representative Terese Berceau, whose district borders the 78th.
“Having dedicated much of her career to public service and state-level progressive policy, Lisa has demonstrated leadership and a strong commitment to Democratic issues ranging from women’s health to social justice and from quality education to voting rights,” said Rep. Berceau. “She is exactly the kind of leader we need right now in the State Assembly.”
“On the City Council, I strive to meet challenges head-on and bring people together to work for common sense solutions. Wisconsin faces many challenges going into the future, and I will use the same approach in the State Legislature to ensure our communities and our state remain great places to live, work, and raise a family,” concluded Subeck. “I know my neighbors expect a progressive leader who will provide accessible, responsive, and accountable representation, as well as a strong voice in the State Legislature for our shared progressive values. I will put to work my experience in the community, at City Hall, and working on public policy in the State Capitol to ensure residents of the 78th District have the representation they expect and deserve.”