Liz Sumner

Liz Sumner
Candidate For Assembly District 23

Liz Sumner

Candidate Background


7720 N Fairchild Rd., Fox Point, WI 53217

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Candidate Biography

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My name is Liz Sumner and I am running for state Assembly in the 23rd District.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, I spent my first years in the Sherman Park neighborhood before moving to Shorewood, where I attended Shorewood public schools and graduated from Shorewood High School.

After graduating from Marquette University with a BA in political science and French, I moved to Seattle where I explored the beautiful outdoors of the Pacific Northwest and fostered my love of fashion and retail. Three years later, I returned to the Midwest, spending eight years in Chicago, where I developed my management skills working for home furnishings retailer Z Gallerie and at the Boeing Stores, the retail marketing division of the Boeing Co. 

In 2006, I graduated with an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago with concentrations in strategy and finance. It was after that experience that I decided to make the transition to small-business ownership and moved home to Milwaukee to open SHOP, a women’s clothing and accessories boutique.

For the past 10 years, I have worked tirelessly to see my business and other local businesses succeed. To that end, I served on the Shorewood Business Improvement District Board for six years, where I helped steer marketing for the district and create successful events that brought people to the village to eat, shop, and explore. 

My husband, Nathaniel, and I married in 2010 and we purchased our home in Fox Point. Together we are raising our two small children, who, next year, will both be in the public school system and attending religious school at Congregation Shalom, where we are members. In 2015, I was elected trustee to the Fox Point Village Board and was recently re-elected in the 2018 Spring elections.

​Right now, we have problems facing our state and need new leadership to step up. I'm running because I believe that by working together and ending the political divisiveness of the last eight years, we can make Wisconsin a better place.