Ald. JoCasta Zamarripa
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JoCasta Zamarripa announces candidacy to be next 8th District Alderwoman

"The voters of the 8th District deserve an Alderwoman who will understand our needs and our issues, and who will always listen."

By - Mar 21st, 2019 11:34 am

MILWAUKEE – State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa announced today she’s filed to run for 8th District Alderwoman in the City of Milwaukee in April of 2020. Longtime alderman Bob Donovan recently announced he will not be running for re-election.

“The voters of the 8th District deserve an Alderwoman who will understand our needs and our issues, and who will always listen,” said Zamarripa. “I was born and raised on Milwaukee’s near south side and I’ve lived here at every stage of my life. I’ll be an Alderwoman who will fight every day to make sure every voice in this district is heard.”

Zamarripa has represented the near south side of Milwaukee in the State Assembly for nine years. She was the first Latina woman elected to the state Legislature.

“Milwaukee has a profound need for leadership at this critical juncture, and I’m part of a new generation, moving our city forward in a positive, inclusive way,” said Zamarripa. “If Wisconsin is going to succeed, it needs a strong, vibrant Milwaukee at its heart. We need to address crime and economic inequality. We need to ensure city services are working for all of us, including snowplowing, garbage & recycling pickup, and road maintenance.

“And we need leadership to attract new business to the south side and southwest side,” continued Zamarripa. “We need a vision of how our neighborhoods can remain affordable for those who’ve been here a long time, while also attractive to new residents looking for a new home.”

Zamarripa noted that the city is celebrating the announcement that the Democratic National Convention will come to Milwaukee in 2020.

“We know this district is rapidly changing, much in the same way that Milwaukee is changing, and I will ensure that every Milwaukeean has a voice and a seat at the table,” said Zamarripa.

More information can be found on the web at, on Facebook /ForwardWithJoCasta, and on Twitter @VoteJoCasta.

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