1645 South 12th Street
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).