Four candidates are competing to become the County Supervisor of District 6 in Madison’s most hotly contested local election of 2018.
Labor Radio caught up with each of the four candidates on why they should be elected County Supervisor:
Heather Driscoll began her social justice career as a mental health worker and continued as an advocate and educator for issues of environmental sustainability. Her community involvement includes serving on the S.A.S.Y. neighborhood council, enrolling in a female progressive leaders program, and her former day job at SeventhWave, an environmental sustainability nonprofit. She believes her experience in environmentalism and mental health will lead to a more sustainable and equitable Dane County.
Yogesh Chawla is a software developer who specializes in public safety data. His community involvement includes serving on the S.A.S.Y. neighborhood council, volunteering at voting booths, and serving as former co-chair of Progressive Dane. He believes the insights he’s developed from public safety data will inform policies to reduce costs and improve equitability in Dane County.
Pam Porter is an agronomist at the UW center for Integrated Agricultural Studies. Her community involvement includes serving as Founding Director of the Social Justice Center, serving on the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Coalition, and her former job as an aid to the County Executive. She believes her long history of progressivism gives her an edge over other candidates.
Britt Cudaback works as an aid to State Representative Melissa Sargent. She serves as a member of Madison’s Affirmative Action Commission, the Legislative and Policy Committee of the Wisconsin Council of Mental Health, and the New Leaders Council-Wisconsin, a national organization dedicated to developing progressive leaders. In addition, she has a law degree from the UW-Madison and policy experience from working in the state assemblies of Nebraska and Wisconsin.
District 6 of Dane County in Madison, Wisconsin, is the area to the east of Washington Avenue, running from the State Capitol to Starkweather Creek. It includes Willy Street, Atwood, and Worthington Park.