Rebecca's Endorsements


Organizations



The Cap Times

Dane Dems (Democratic Party of Dane County)

SEIU (Service Employees International Union, WI State Council)

AFSCME People (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 32)

Progressive Dane

Four Lakes Green Party

Working Families Party

Democratic Socialists of America - Madison Chapter

Our Wisconsin Revolution - Dane County Chapter

Sunrise Madison

Freedom Action Now

TAA (Teaching Assistants Association)

Voces de la Frontera Action

Community Response Team


Local Leaders

Angela Walker,  2020 Vice Presidential Candidate, US Green Party

Francesca Hong, WI Representative, 76th Assmebly District

Grant Foster, Madison Alder District 15

Marsha Rummel, Madison Alder District 6

Tag Evers, Madison Alder District 13

Donna Moreland, Former Alder District 7, Madison Common Council

Ledell Zellers, Former Alder District 2, Madison Common Council

Brandi Grayson, District 14 Alder Candidate, CEO Urban Triage

Tessa Echeverria, District 12 Alder Candidate

Brenda Konkel, Former Alder District 2, Executive Director MACH OneHealth

Brian Benford, Former District 12 Alder, District 6 Alder Candidate, Community Activist

Bert Zipperer, Former Alder District 6 and Mayoral Candidate

Ken Golden, Former District 13 Alder

Tyson Vitale, District 16 Alder Candidate

Michele Ritt, County Board Supervisor District 18, District 18 Resident

Heidi Wegleitner, District 2 Dane County Board Member

Yogesh Chawla, District 6 Dane County Board Member

Nicki Vander Meulen, MMSD School Board Member

Marjorie Passman, Former MMSD School Board Member

Arlene Silveria, Former MMSD School Board President

Stephanie Rearick, Board PresidentSocial Justice Center, Creative Director - Mutual Aid Networks, Owner of Mother Fools

Eileen Harrington, District 18 Resident, Task Force on Government Structure (TFOGS) Chair

Diane Farsetta, Progressive Dane Co-chair, Community Activist

Alison Lindsay-Mares, District 18 Resident, Former President Cherokee Park Neighborhood Association, Former NESCO Board President, Northside Community Coalition Member

Paul Noeldner,  Friends of Urban Nature organizer

Courtney Berner, Local Cooperator

Cecelia Longoria, Northstar Award Winner

Sadat Abiri, Nurse Practitioner and Mental Health Clinic Owner

Preston Austin, Co-Founder Social Good Accelerator and Forward Festival

Carlotta Calmese, Retired Dean UW Madison

Consuelo Lopez Springfield, Retired Dean UW Madison

Jose Madera, Assistant Dean UW Madison, Board Chair Madison Children's Museum

Mike Pflieger, Assistant Dean UW Madison

Dayna Long, People's Green New Deal, DSA

Amelia Royko-Maurer, Activist

Matthew Braungin, Civil Rights Advocate and Activist

Rachel Byington, Indigenous Arts and Sciences Community Liaison, Earth Partnership


Community Endorsements

Sara Altstaetter, District 18 Resident

Terrie Anderson, District 18 Resident

Amber Ault, District 18 Resident

Jan Axelson, District 18 Resident

Raka Bandyo, District 18 Resident

Ellen Barnard, District 18 Resident, A Woman's Touch Owner

Jenn Barry, District 18 Resident

Barb Baumgartner, District 18 Resident

Margaret Bergamini, Transportation and Policy Board (TPPB) Member

Brian Bischel, District 18 Resident

Tom Boswell, Community Organizer

Maureen Brady, District 18 Resident

Peggy Bremer, District 18 Resident

Jennie Capellaro, Former Owner, Green Owl Cafe´

Kate Clapper, District 18 Resident

Esty Dinur, District 18 Resident, WORT DJ

Michelle Ellinger, District 18 Resident, Northside Neighbors Facebook Group Moderator

Carol Gantner, District 18 Resident

Salud Garcia, District 18 Resident

Chris Garrett, District 18 Resident

Steven Gillitzer, District 18 Resident

Jan Gordon, District 18 Resident

Ian Gort, District 18 Resident

LaToya Greer, Neighborhood Organizing Institute, District 18 Resident

Karen Gunderson, District 18 Resident

Victoria Gutierrez, Nurse and Union Activist

Marlene Hardick, District 18 Resident

Pris Herman, District 18 Resident

John Hershberger, District 18 Resident

Dawn Hinebaugh, District 18 Resident 

Lasisi Ibrahim, WORT DJ

Jill Jokela, District 18 Resident, Schools Advocate

Linda Ketcham, Just Dane Executive Director

Shadayra Kilfoy-Flores, Police Civilian Oversight Board Vice Chair

David Lee, Operations Manager at Union Cab Coop

Joanne Kanter, District 18 Resident

Alison Lindsay-Mares, District 18 Resident, Former President Cherokee Park Neighborhood Association, Former NESCO Board President, Northside Community Coalition Member

Kristin Mathews, District 18 Resident

Marla McFadden, District 18 Resident

Autumn Neugent, District 18 Resident

Lynnea Nielsen, District 18 Resident

Isabel Olsen-Valdez, District 18 Resident

Ole Olson, President MadWorC (Madison Worker Cooperatives)

Jeanette Paulson, District 18 Resident

Paul Reckwerdt, District 18 Resident

Ken Sabroff, North Side Resident

Heike Saynisch, District 18 Resident

Adam Schesch, District 18 Resident                                                             

Alice Schneiderman, District 18 Resident                                               

Wendy Schneider, Local Musician, Documentary Filmmaker, Media Producer, Owner of Coney Island Studios

Mario Garcia Sierra, District 18 Resident

Muriel Simms, District 18 Resident

Brian Smith, District 18 Resident

Janet Stevens, District 18 Resident

Sophia "Chiron" Stevens, Northsider

Tracy Surprise, District 18 Resident

Alan Talaga, District 18 Resident

Vanessa Tortolano, District 18 Resident, Founder Nessalla Kombucha

Mark Voss, District 18 Resident

Beth Welch, District 18 Resident, Mendota School Parent

James Westring, District 18 Resident

Quotes

Angela Walker,  2020 Vice Presidential Candidate, US Green Party

It is my pleasure and honor to support Rebecca Kemble in her campaign for re-election. Her integrity, forthrightness and clear understanding of what is good for the people make her the very best choice for continuing the needed work of office.

Donna Moreland, Former Alder District 7, Madison Common Council

Alder Rebecca Kemble is a conscientious public servant who is deeply concerned with the well-being of not only the residents of District 18, but that of all Madison residents. Her dedication to protecting the environment and work toward sustainability goals are admirable and much needed in our community.

Sadat Abiri, Nurse Practitioner and Mental Health Clinic Owner

Those who know me know I am passionate about social/racial justice. Rebecca stands for justice for all.  I have known Rebecca for over thirty years and over these years, one of the most impressive features I have come to admire about her is her unconditional support for all; always looking for ways to help others.

Paul Noeldner,  Friends of Urban Nature organizer

Rebecca has been a wonderful supporter of equitable access to nature and social justice!

Preston Austin, Co-Founder Social Good Accelerator and Forward Festival

I don't usually work on or often give money to campaigns, but I try to give materially when and where it is important. That's why I'm happy to be supporting Alder Rebecca Kemble's bid for reelection to Madison Common Council's district 18 seat - it's important. People are coming after Alder Kemble's seat because she not only makes the right kind of trouble, she does so effectively and with integrity, and inspires others to do so. Rebecca Kemble has the respect of her constituents, and that her representing District 18 is good for Madison's Northside."

Michele Ritt, County Board Supervisor District 18, District 18 Resident

Rebecca Kemble is passionate about representing the Northside. She is honest, hardworking, and knows how to listen. I am grateful for her service to our community and am proud to support her in her re-election campaign for Madison Alder District 18.

Carlotta Calmese, Retired Dean UW Madison

I’ve had the privilege of knowing Rebecca for nearly 15 years (if not longer). We were dean colleagues at UW-Madison and have been friends since. Rebecca has my endorsement in her re-election for Alder, District 18. Rebecca is committed to helping Madison become a place where diverse ideas are welcome; all individuals are afforded the opportunity to thrive; and where government is responsive to needs of the people and communities they now serve and for generations to come.

Tag Evers, Madison Alder District 13

Rebecca Kemble has the soul of an activist and the intellect of a policy wonk. Her tenure on Common Council is rooted in her lifelong commitment to racial and environmental justice. Rebecca is a tenacious advocate for working people and those most vulnerable in our midst. Her vision and voice are vitally important for the future of our City and I strongly support her bid for re-election as Alder for District 18.

Eileen Harrington, District 18 Resident, Task Force on Government Structure (TFOGS) Chair

As a native Madisonian and 18th District resident and homeowner, I strongly support the re-election of our Alder, Rebecca Kemble. I worked with Rebecca as Chair of Madison's Task Force on Government Structure and saw first hand that she is the hardest-working and one of the most effective members of Madison's Common Council. Rebecca shows up, does her homework, is always available to listen to residents, and consistently prioritizes the needs of people over the interests of institutions. Rebecca is humble and respectful. In the years she has been our Alder, Rebecca has strengthened our neighborhoods and community by organizing public meetings, keeping us informed, and working tirelessly to address the most challenging problems faced by Northsiders, including neighborhood violence, speeding cars on our residential streets, Northside economic development, and housing insecurity. There is no candidate for 18th District Alder with a stronger record of results for the residents of our 18th District. Please join me in voting for Rebecca.

Diane Farsetta, Progressive Dane Co-chair, Community Activist

Rebecca is committed to sustainable, healthy communities. She led the fight against the environmental racism of bringing F35 fighter jets to Truax and is demanding full remediation of our land and water from the cancer-causing PFAS 'forever chemicals'.

Esty Dinur, District 18 Resident

Rebecca Kemble led and participated in important environmental, school and community improvement activities before becoming an alderperson and has continued working for the people after taking office. In my 17 years in District 18 I have never witnessed a harder-working, more dedicated leader. We are blessed to have her working for our neighborhoods and to be willing to continue doing it for another term. Go Rebecca!

Marjorie Passman, Former MMSD School Board Member

It is an honor to endorse Rebecca Kemble for District 18. Rebecca Kemble knows and understands the needs of our City. And, as a former member of the Madison School Board I was delighted when Rebecca took on the annexation/attachment issue which is important for the school district and city. Not many have been willing to do what she did. Rebecca can provide clear communication between the School Board and the City Council. We need strong leadership and Rebecca can provide that.

Consuelo Lopez Springfield, Retired Dean UW Madison

I endorse Becca's vision of democratic action as essential to ensuring that future generations enjoy the promise of equal rights. 

Nicki Vander Meulen, MMSD School Board Clerk

Rebecca is a tireless advocate for Madison’s Northside. A true environmental activist and advocate for individuals with disabilities and the homeless Rebecca has done and will continue to do great things for the city of Madison. It is my pleasure to call Rebecca Kemble a friend and it is my honor to endorse her for District 18 Alder. 

Dayna Long, People's Green New Deal, DSA

I've been incredibly grateful for Alder Rebecca Kemble's leadership during the COVID-19 crisis. She isn't afraid to ask questions and speak up about matters that threaten the health and safety of the community. You can tell that she takes her responsibilities as an elected official seriously, which really impressed me at a time when so many other leaders seemed to be waiting to defer to someone else.

Adam Schesch, District 18 Resident

I’ve been an active Madison resident since 1964 and Rebecca is the best Alder I’ve ever worked with.

Alice Schneiderman, District 18 Resident

As a north sider, I am very thankful to be represented by Rebecca. She is an authentic person, her heart is present in her work in the community and the environment. I feel an alignment with her on issues we are facing, and I trust her leadership and advocacy to raise our voices. Rebecca is needed now more than ever to continue her work for District 18.

Lasisi Ibrahim, DJ Lasisi

I have known Rebecca for over 10 years through her friendship with my wife. During those years, I have come to know her as a very good listener with great empathy. She is a dedicated and hardworking person and is very passionate about helping others. She always jumps at the opportunity to help.

Dawn Hinebaugh, District 18 Resident

Thank you for continuing to fight for human rights, listening to constituents, and spending time to help the community.

John Hershberger, District 18 Resident

Rebecca has been a strong voice for the Northside for years, and I will absolutely vote for her for as long as she cares to serve.

Alison Lindsay-Mares, District 18 Resident, Former President Cherokee Park Neighborhood Association, Former NESCO Board President, Northside Community Coalition Member

Rebecca is passionate about social, health, environmental, and community issues. She's well-educated, very experienced, and highly engaged in the issues currently facing the city. Madison and the Northside need these qualities right now more than at any time in the past.

Brian Benford, Former District 12 Alder, Community Activist

Rebecca deeply inspires me with how she serves and leads with her heart.

Amelia Royko-Maurer, Activist

Politicians often dole out equity and justice at a rate that allows them to maintain control, nothing more. Not Rebecca. Rebecca's efforts in this city are consistently centered around health, safety, opportunity, independence, and justice for all, in full, and right now, and her voting record proves it. Rebecca leads the council to this end no matter the personal consequence. She plays no games and suffers no fools.

Tessa Echeverria, District 12 Candidate

I have know Rebecca Kemble for 10 years, she is always fighting for a better Madison and coming up with creative solutions that help people. She is exactly the kind of person we need in city government at this time. 

Terrie Anderson, District 18 Resident

As my Alder for the past six years, Rebecca Kemble has stood up for my rights and those of my neighbors time and time again over issues ranging from neighborhood schools to food security, from transportation policy to commercial development, from family-supporting jobs creation to city governance policy, and so much more. I heartily endorse Rebecca Kemble for District 18 Alder and look forward to more of the positive changes she works to achieve for all.

Autumn Neugent, District 18 Resident

Rebecca Kemble has been a friend, fellow parent, Alder and we have both served on the Equal Opportunities Commission together. I consider myself extremely fortunate for any one of those. I've never met someone more invested in or committed to community!

Matthew Braungin, Civil Rights Advocate and Activist

Alder Rebecca Kemble can always be counted on to promote equity and justice in Madison, as well as oppose forces who default to the status quo. She has been a fierce advocate for those Madison perpetually pushes to the margins of its city. The city is better because of her, and it is prudent upon us to re-elect her to continue this needed work of confronting the city's complacency in choosing symbols over action in addressing racism and injustice in the city.

Beth Welch, District 18 Resident, Mendota School Parent

I support Rebecca Kemble in her re-election campaign for Madison Alder District 18 because she shows up for us whenever we need representation. Her mindful spirit, dignity, drive for justice, and perseverance guide her policy decisions. Rebecca is committed to serving her constituents so we can have safe & healthy lives and equitable access to resources to thrive. She is genuinely invested in building relationships and community. Nobody is better suited to serve District 18 than Rebecca Kemble.

Jennie Capellaro, Former Owner, Green Owl Cafe´

Rebecca Kemble has been a fierce and tireless advocate for my neighborhood's fight against stationing F-35 fighter jets at Truax. She hears and understands constituent concerns and works hard for the good of all Madison.

Yogesh Chawla, District 6 Dane County Board Member

We are at a critical juncture with criminal justice reform. Alder Rebecca Kemble has worked tirelessly to implement the much needed public safety changes for accountability, collaboration, and real change. We need an activist and ally like Rebecca to help lead the shift toward a focus on community care. 

Cecelia Longoria, Northstar Award Winner

I would like to endorse Rebecca Kemble for Alder. I appreciate her values and dedication to the environment. She cares about people and has shown that she wants to bring them in, help them to share their voice in our community.

Ellen Barnard, District 18 Resident, A Woman's Touch Owner

Rebecca Kemble doesn't shy away from doing the hard work; her recent negotiations to get two recently annexed parcels to be included in the Madison Metropolitan School District demonstrate that. She is an effective and responsive Alder for this very diverse district, addressing the concerns of the residents respectfully and with an eye toward equity and justice for all.

Grant Foster, District 15 Alder

Rebecca Kemble's commitment to community and her ability to work with others to create a strong, shared vision are inspiring. She's been incredibly effective on the Council, focusing on the root causes of the issues facing Madison.

Brandi Grayson, District 14 Alder Candidate, CEO Urban Triage

I'm excited to endorse Rebecca Kemble for District 18 Alder. She is committed to racial and economic justice and proves that commitment through her actions and votes on council.

Heidi Wegleitner, District 2 Dane County Board Member

Rebecca Kemble is a brilliant, experienced, and hard-working alder. In addition to fighting for safe skies and clean water and community oversight Madison police, Rebecca's leadership resulted in a significant increase in City resources to support renters and prevent evictions. I am excited to endorse Rebecca - a true champion of the people - for re-election.

James Westring, District 18 Resident

Rebecca Kemble has the experience, knowledge. dedication, and passion to continue to represent her district. She takes the time to research the issues and is exemplary in her communication to the community.

Kristin Mathews, District 18 Resident

I endorse Rebecca Kemble in her re-election for our Alder in North Madison. Rebecca has a proven record of strong leadership for the residents of Madison's Northside. She advocates for safe schools, affordable housing, accountability in policing and equity.

David Lee, Operations Manager at Union Cab of Madison Coop, Inc.

I was part of the team that hired Rebecca Kemble in 2000 at Union Cab, a worker-owned cooperative. She has primarily been a taxi driver, and she has also helped formulate Union Cab's peer review and mediation processes and served as a mediator and has been a strong advocate for our workplace democracy.

Linda Ketcham, Just Dane Executive Director

I'm proud to endorse Rebecca Kemble for re-election to the Madison Common Council. I've had the privilege of working with her on police reform, affordable housing, and environmental issues. Rebecca is a strong voice for equity and inclusion, for affordable housing, police reform, and economic justice. We need Rebecca Kemble on the Madison Common Council

Michelle Ellinger, District 18 Resident, Northside Neighbors Facebook Group Moderator

Rebecca Kemble is the very definition of outstanding community leadership. As a long time Northside Madison resident, I have witnessed Rebecca advocate in a way that is both compassionate and inclusive of all in our community time and time again. I proudly give my endorsement for her continued representation of District 18.

Wendy Schneider, Local Musician, Documentary Filmmaker, Media Producer, Owner of Coney Island Studios

It is an honor to endorse Alder Rebecca Kemble's bid for re-election to Madison Common Council's District 18 seat. As a city leader, Rebecca's strong and consistent determination to work towards the betterment of our community is an essential quality in creating a fair and compassionate Madison. Transparent, inclusive, and collaborative - she is an unstoppable force for good. Vote strong. Vote Kemble.

Tom Boswell, Community Organizer

I support Rebecca Kemble because she is a leader, not a politician. I trust her because she really cares about our community. equity, and grassroots democracy.

Tyson Vitale, District 16 Alder Candidate

Rebecca Kemble is a proven fighter for the most marginalized in our community. Her leadership and expertise are needed now more than ever, in her district and on the Common Council, which will be adding new diverse members this spring.

Alan Talaga, District 18 Resident

Rebecca is a true champion for every Northsider. I am confident that she will continue her proven track record of working with our community to build a stronger, more equitable Madison.

Jan Axelson, District 18 Resident

Rebecca Kemble has shown dedication, knowledge, and heart in working to improve the quality of life for Northsiders and all Madison residents. I support her election to a fourth term representing the 18th district.

Shadayra Kilfoy-Flores, Police Civilian Oversight Board Vice Chair

Rebecca Kemble is truly an advocate for the people and a strong fighter for racial equity and economic justice. She listens to people in the community and she acts on what she hears. Rebecca is always willing to go outside of her comfort zone and take the lead on bold legislative actions.

Muriel Simms, District 18 Resident

As an African American woman, I want an Alder to listen to my concerns and ideas. Rebecca Kemble is an alder who listens. She knows and understands the issues and articulates those issues accurately and truthfully.

Ledell Zellers, Former Alder District 2, Madison Common Council

Rebecca not only prepares thoroughly regarding relevant subjects for committees she is on, she also is proactive and does a significant amount of research to initiate positive changes to make our city better for all residents.

Courtney Berner, Local Cooperator

Rebecca is a cherished member of the cooperative community and a tireless advocate for building an economy that works for all people. During her time on Council, she has demonstrated that she will always go to bat for her community.

Tracy Suprise, District 18 Resident, Retired Nurse

I have never been represented better in my 40-plus years living in Madison. Rebecca has been so responsive to residents on many issues.

Amy Owen, Community Activist

Rebecca Kemble is the experienced, responsive leader our city needs. Connecting deeply with her constituents, she applies an economic and racial equity lens to all her work. With her wisdom, commitment and accessibility, Madison will be fortunate to have Kemble’s continued leadership as the council member for District 18.

Rep. Francesca Hong, 76th Assembly District

I am excited to endorse Rebecca Kemble for alder. For years, Rebecca has done the work to further progressive, mutual aid efforts here in Madison. Her dedication to justice, police reform and equity are many of the reasons why I am sure she will continue to serve her district well.

Ken Sabroff, North Side Resident

Rebecca speaks for me.

Maureen Brady, District 18 Resident

We north siders are so fortunate to have Rebecca representing us - her heart, work ethic, progressive values and integrity are second to none. Thank you, Rebecca!

Kristin Mathews, District 18 Resident

Rebecca has been an excellent alder and I am grateful that she is running again. We need someone with Rebecca’s vision and skill to fight for secure, affordable housing.

Jan Axelson, District 18 Resident

Kemble listens to the concerns of residents, makes the effort to understand the issues inside and out, and works with others to find solutions to problems that have no easy answer. I ask District 18 residents in Madison to please join me in voting for Kemble on April 6.

Michelle Ellinger,  Northside Resident

Rebecca Kemble is a truly remarkable Council member and advocate for the Northside. Recently, she brought together concerned residents, city planners and school district officials to make sure that our future neighbors could walk to their school and know their community. Please join me in supporting her.

Tracy Suprise, District 18 Resident

I have never been represented better in my 40-plus years living in Madison. Rebecca has been so responsive to residents on many issues. She values the important voice of health care providers and is a strong supporter of labor unions. Rebecca has also sponsored virtual forums on housing, evictions, alternative living options and affordable housing in Madison. Thank you, Rebecca, for all you do! I am proud to support your reelection.

 

 


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