"We are so lucky to have someone like Melissa running for Assembly - with her passion, her compassion, her knowledge of the issues and her hard work and great attitude we are in good hands! Good Luck Melissa!" - Brenda Konkel, Former Alder and Community Leader
Brenda Konkel, Former Alder and Community Leader
" Melissa is a strong woman with a will to do good, fair things for the people." - James Rhem, Community Leader
James Rhem, Community Leader
"I have known Melissa for years; both personally and professionally. She is an amazing mother and wife who also finds the time to be very active in the community. She will fight for the causes she believes in. She is not only passionate, but also effective. Her work ethic is unquestionable. We will be lucky to have her in the Assembly." - Michael Covey, Community Leader
Michael Covey, Community Leader
"No one walks the walk better than Melissa! She has my admiration and support." - Amy Noble, Teacher and Community Leader
Amy Noble, Teacher and Community Leader
"Melissa is one of the hardest working elected officials I know, Melissa has represented the Northside extremely well on the Dane County Board. I know that she will work equally hard as our Representative to the State Assembly.” - Anita Weier, Alder in the 48th
Anita Weier, Alder in the 48th
"Melissa has proven herself as an energetic and insightful representative. Her communications are excellent." - Annette & Nelson Eisman, Neighbors in the 48th
Annette & Nelson Eisman, Neighbors in the 48th
"I am very excited to support Melissa. She knows how to accomplish things the right way. She always acts with her constituents in mind, and has shown she can make the right things happen!" - Barb Baumgartner, Neighbor in the 48th
Barb Baumgartner, Neighbor in the 48th
“Melissa is fearless! She does not hesitate to stand up for what is right." - Shannon Barry, Community Leader
Shannon Barry, Community Leader
"With Melissa in the Assembly, we will begin to change the trend of the elected officials who ignore the needs of working people. I know Melissa will stand up and fight for everyone. I can’t speak more highly of her!” - Marty Beil, Community Leader and Executive Director of AFSCME Council 24
Marty Beil, Community Leader and Executive Director of AFSCME Council 24
Melissa Sargent would undoubtedly be an outstanding addition to the Wisconsin State Assembly. In a state that has seen recent assaults on gender equality, such as the repeal of the Equal Pay Act, Women’s Campaign Fund is proud to endorse a proven women’s rights advocate as she campaigns to represent Wisconsin’s 48th District. WCF President/CEO Siobhan "Sam" Bennett
WCF President/CEO Siobhan "Sam" Bennett
“Melissa has a solid record of working to protect our parks, natural resources and endangered wetlands, as a member of the Dane County Board, she has already demonstrated her ability to be an effective advocate for local environmental concerns, as a member of the State Assembly, Melissa’s skills and dedication will enable her to play a significant role in shaping environmental policies statewide.” - Bill Lunney, Chair Dane County Parks Commission
Bill Lunney, Chair Dane County Parks Commission
"Melissa will bring the same values and integrity she did as Dane County Supervisor to the 48th Assembly district." - Bonnie Cleary, Neighbor in the 48th
Bonnie Cleary, Neighbor in the 48th
"Vote for Melissa, an outstanding member of our community." - Christopher Nyland, Neighbor in the 48th
Christopher Nyland, Neighbor in the 48th
"Thank you for your service and leadership." - Chuck Stonecipher, Commuity Leader
Chuck Stonecipher, Commuity Leader
“I have the privilege of knowing Melissa Agard Sargent as a mom, businesswoman and an activist. She is a tireless advocate for our public schools and Madison’s Northside school community. Melissa will be a tremendous asset for public education and working families as a state legislator.” -Peggy Coyne, Community Leader and Teacher
Peggy Coyne, Community Leader and Teacher
"'Melissa is that rare person of integrity who acts on her strong belief that she is accountable to the people she represents. Her motives are pure, seeking only to improve the lives of those she serves." - Diane Walder, Neighbor in the 48th
Diane Walder, Neighbor in the 48th
" Melissa has already proven herself to be a great representative of the progressive roles most needed in our community and our state." - Dick and Margy Walker, Neighbors in the 48th
Dick & Margy Walker, neighbor in the 48th
I am proud to know and support Melissa.Anyone would benefit from her representation. - Carl DiMartino
Carl DiMartino
"Melissa has the passion and compassion to be an outstanding legislator! With all her other skills of communication and organization plus her creative talents and innovative problem solving ability, we would be served by a rare individual." - Dorothy Wheeler, former Supervisor and Neighbor in the 48th
Dorothy Wheeler, former Supervisor and Neighbor in the 48th
" Melissa Sargent has shown great leadership in Dane County with decisions rooted in her history as a life long Madisonian. She is a smart politically savy person who will serve us well." - Senator Jon Erpenbach
Senator Jon Erpenbach
" As county supervisor, Melissa has worked unbelievably hard and proved she has the interest of her constituents at heart. She has whole-heartedly won our support." - Guy Lofts, Community Leader
Guy Lofts, Community Leader
"In a short period of time, Melissa has proven herself to be an intelligent, effective, and hard-working progressive leader on the County Board. I know she cares deeply about our most vulnerable community members and has the courage and integrity to stand up for what is right. Her positive attitude and ability to bring people together will be a great asset for restoring civility, respect, and trust in our State government. That is a tall order, but I am confident she is up to the task. I am extremely proud to endorse Melissa for Assembly." - Heidi M. Wegleitner, Community Leader
Heidi M. Wegleitner, Community Leader
“I know that Melissa will work hard to protect Wisconsin's natural resources, Melissa's active involvement in the Yahara Lakes Advisory Group, Dane County's Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee and the Friends of Cherokee Marsh demonstrate her commitment to the environment.” - Jan Axelson, Neighbor in the 48th
Jan Axelson, Neighbor in the 48th
"The Wisconsin Assembly is a wild West replete with outlaw legislators who eschew open debate and common courtesy, who vote for each other in lock step against their constituents' interests, and who meet in closed caucus and sign illegal non-disclosure agreements. Now, more than ever, our state needs someone who has shown unparalleled dedication to community, to health care, to freedom of speech, and to representing the needs of all the people. The Assembly needs a sheriff. Please support Melissa Sargent for the 48th Assembly District." - Jason Huberty, Community Leader
Jason Huberty, Community Leader
"I have known Melissa for over 8 years now and feel she will do a wonderful job as our Assembly person." - Jeanine Johanning, Neighbor in the 48th
Jeanine Johanning, Neighbor in the 48th
"Melissa Sargent has consistently been up front leading on the important issues facing Wisconsin. As a Dane County supervisor, she tirelessly protected our free speech rights and right to assemble at the state capitol, advocated for critical resources for Madison's unaccompanied youth and promoted youth voice in county government. We can count on Melissa to speak strongly for all of her constituents as an Assembly member." - Jen Rubin and Matt Calvert, community leaders
Jen Rubin and Matt Calvert, community leaders
We need thoughtful public servants who will help us face the problems within our community, I believe Melissa is just such a person.” - Jill Johnson, Alder in the 48th
Jill Johnson, Alder in the 48th
"Melissa has the energy and the commitment to fight for our values." - JoAnna Richard, Middleton Alder
JoAnna Richard, Middleton Alder
"Melissa has been a dedicated activist- inside and outside of county government." - John Hendrick, Vice Chair Dane County Board
John Hendrick, Vice Chair Dane County Board
"Sargent’s bold move inspired other local officials across the state to rise up against Walker’s agenda. And it marked her as a new-generation leader who, this fall, will compete for an open state legislative seat." - John Nichols
John Nichols
"Melissa will be a dedicated representative of the people and for the people within the 48th Assembly District." - Joyce Sargent, Community Leader
Joyce Sargent, Community Leader
"Melissa will put as much energy and progressive action into her work as Assembly person as she has as our Dane County Supervisor." - Karen Jaeger, Neighbor in the 48th
Karen Jaeger, Neighbor in the 48th
"Melissa has done so much at the County Level. I will be proud to have Melissa respresenting Wisconsin in the Assembly." - Karen Potnek, Neighbor in the 48th
Karen Potnek, Neighbor in the 48th
I believe in you. - Kathleen Bobholzz-Rewey
Kathleen Bobholzz-Rewey
I've known Melissa since she was a little girl. From an early age she demonstrated a great capacity for empathy. Her ability to translate a caring nature into effective action continues to grow and benefit us all. - Shaon Kilfoy, Community Leader
Shaon Kilfoy
“Melissa Sargent has a proven record as a principled progressive who well understands the complex issues facing Wisconsin today. She is keenly aware of the relationship between the economic and educational well-being of our citizens and the demands on our criminal justice system. Moreover, she knows how to prioritize and address our public safety concerns.” - Peg Lautenschlager Past Wisconsin Attorney General
Peg Lautenschlager, Past Wisconsin Attorney General
“As a state Representative, Melissa Sargent will be a strong advocate for quality education at all levels, she already has a proven track record as an active supporter of schools in our community and Melissa understands that access to higher education is one of our most valuable assets.” - Joe Lowndes, AFT Member and Resident of the 48th
Joe Lowndes, AFT Member and Resident of the 48th
"I would feel real security knowing that Melissa has the best interests of my community at heart as my Assembly Representative. Her energy, passion, and compassion really shine through all of her work!" - Lynnea Nielsen, Neighbor in the 48th
Lynnea Nielsen, Neighbor in the 48th
"It doesn't get any better than Melissa Sargent! She cares, she is committed to good government, and she has infinite. Energy." - Marj Passman, Madison School Board
Marj Passman, Madison School Board
"Melissa is a true progressive who will work tirelessly for the people of her district and the State of Wisconsin." - Mark Andersen, Community Leader
Mark Andersen, Community Leader
"Melissa Sargent has great leadership skills and will do a wonderful job representing us in the State Assembly. Go Melissa!" - Mary Maronek, Neighbor in the 48th
Mary Maronek, Neighbor in the 48th
"I've known Melissa for over a decade now and I admire her verve in everything she does. She is a woman you can trust to have your best interests in mind if she has the honor of representing you." - Michele Doolan, Community Leader
Michele Doolan, Community Leader
"Melissa Sargent truly cares about her community. Times are tough for the people of Wisconsin right now, and Melissa continually assesses what the needs are and steps up to tackle problems head-on. She will be there for the people of her district." - Nicole Schulte, Community Leader
Nicole Schulte, Community Leader
“Melissa is a model for anyone who wants to make our community better. We need to elect Melissa Sargent and others like her to the State Assembly.” - Amy Noble, Community Leader
Amy Noble, Community Leader
"Melissa's sound judgment and clear vision are what we need now." - Priscilla Herman, Neighbor in the 48th
Priscilla Herman, Neighbor in the 48th
"Melissa has been a dedicated advocate for the northside and is committed to the well bieng of the state of Wisconsin as a whole." - Rebecca Fox-Blair, Neighbor in the 48th
Rebecca Fox-Blair, Neighbor in the 48th
"I wholeheartedly support Melissa Sargent for the Assembly." - Rebecca Jallings, Teacher and Community Leader
Rebecca Jallings, Teacher and Community Leader
"Melissa is a person who reflects the good in public service. She understands the issues of Wisconsin, and at the same time, has a personal connection with her constituants. I trust Melissa will do what is right for Wisconsin, and I know Melissa will listen to the people of her Assembly District. I endorse Melissa Sargent." - Royle Eenigenburg, Jr MD, Neighbor in the 48th
Royle Eenigenburg, Jr MD, Neighbor in the 48th
"Melissa is the real deal; no hidden agenda. I can guarantee she can't be bought and will work, tirelessly, for all of us." - Sarah Gillmore, Community Leader
Sarah Gillmore, Community Leader
"Vote for my mom because she is nice and works hard." - Keanan Sargent, age 6
Keanan Sargent
"My mom is a hard working and she cares for everyone, vote for her." - Devin Sargent, Melissa's 14 year old son
Devin Sargent
"Melissa is a dedicated, intelligent and thoughtful public servant who cares about the health of our families, communities and the environment. I am proud to support her in her campaign to serve in the Wisconsin State Assembly." - Shannon Barry, Community Leader
Shannon Barry, Community Leader
"We need more progressive leaders at the Capitol. Melissa values the diversity of Madison and understands how those differences make this a great place to live." - Dick Wagner, Past County Board Chair
Dick Wagner, Past County Board Chair