Hello! I am Deb Andraca
I would like to represent all of us in Madison.
Safer, Smarter, Healthier Communities
for All Wisconsin Families
I am a wife, a mother, a teacher, and an active community volunteer. I've spent 17 years working hard to make our neighborhoods a better place for our families, but I believe that things are headed in the wrong direction.
A few years ago, after many years as a stay at home mom, school volunteer, PTO president and Girl Scout leader, I went back to school for my teacher’s license. While substitute teaching I experienced a lockdown drill in my kids' school for the first time. The lights were turned off, students were gathered away from doors and windows, and the entire classroom of third graders was totally silent. Dead silent. It was incredibly frightening for all of us in the classroom. We should not have to live this way. So I decided to take action and have been fighting for common-sense gun laws, such as background checks on all gun sales, ever since.
I believe all Wisconsin families deserve to be safe in their homes, at school, at the movies, at concerts, and at their places of worship.
I believe excellent public schools are the foundation of our communities and our economy. As a teacher I know that we can't prepare our students for 21st century jobs when school funding is cut, then restored, then cut again. We must stop playing politics with education and fully, and consistently, fund our schools.
I believe health care is too expensive and does not cover enough. I paid $800 for my daughter's asthma attack when we brought her to the ER. The treatment? A paper bag. Breathing into a lunch bag should not cost more than a year's worth of lunches.
I believe climate change is real and is a threat to our kids' future. I walk our dog, Penny, to Lake Michigan almost every day -- our district has more than 20 miles of Lake Michigan coastline that need our protection. From my previous experience working for the Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest and the Solar Energy Industries Association, I know a healthy environment and a strong economy can, and should, be achieved together.
For all of these reasons and more, I am running for state assembly to make Wisconsin safer, smarter and healthier. My daughter Mia will turn 18 just a few weeks before election day, and I want her very first vote to be cast for her Mom. She likes to remind me that I have to earn her vote, just like I plan to earn yours. I hope you will vote for me, Deb Andraca, for State Assembly on November 3rd.