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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Jocasta Zamarripa

Jocasta Zamarripa
Candidate For Assembly District 08

Jocasta Zamarripa

Candidate Background

Incumbent
Party: 
Democratic
Address: 

1645 S. 12th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204-3332

Candidate Biography

From candidate Website

Representative JoCasta Zamarripa was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is a graduate of St. Joan Antida High School and holds a BFA from UW-Milwaukee, 2005. Prior to her candidacy for the 8th Assembly District, Representative Zamarripa worked as a community outreach coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. She was also active with 9 to 5 National Association of Working Women, served as board secretary for 9 to 5 Milwaukee, and was a board member for Equality Wisconsin (formerly LGBT Center Advocates).

In November of 2010, JoCasta Zamarripa made history by becoming the first Latina to be elected to the Wisconsin Legislature. As a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, Representative Zamarripa serves on the following Assembly committees:

  • Committee on Election and Campaign Reform
  • Committee on Homeland Security and State Affairs
  • Committee on Public Health and Public Safety

In addition to these legislative duties, Representative Zamarripa also serves on the Governor’s Council on Migrant Labor and is a member of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO).