Endorsements

Congressman Mark Pocan

Congressman Mark Pocan

As a lifelong Wisconsinite and former-small business owner, Melissa knows that Wisconsin families deserve an economy that puts people first. She has consistently fought for policies that move our state forward for all people, and is a voice for the most vulnerable in our society. Melissa is a fierce advocate for the common sense values that we need in Wisconsin, and I truly look forward to her continued work in the Wisconsin State Senate.” - Congressman Mark Pocan

Mayor Satya

Mayor Satya

“Melissa Sargent is a progressive champion and advocate for the city of Madison, Dane County, and our state as a whole. Her experience in local government and with intergovernmental collaboration is invaluable, and will serve the City of Madison well as our next State Senator for District 16. As an elected official, Melissa acts with the collective good in mind, and she has earned my unequivocal support.” - Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway

Sheriff Dave Mahoney

Sheriff Dave Mahoney

"Melissa Sargent is a tireless leader who has proven that she’ll stand up for the people she represents. She’s committed to making our communities safer and supporting the work first responders do. She has earned my support." -Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney

Ada Deer

Ada Deer

“Melissa Sargent, a fellow Badger Alumna, continues to be an outstanding community leader. Melissa works tirelessly to be a voice for the voiceless, and to champion for bold ideas that will help our state. I am proud to know Melissa and to support her, as she works to bring her leadership to more constituents in her run for State Senate.” - Ada Deer

"Chief" Charles Tubbs

"Chief" Charles Tubbs

“Melissa Sargent’s leadership, diversity, integrity, values, and professionalism speaks volumes about her commitment to our communities. She is an exemplary role model for all people to follow. She always holds others in the highest praise. Her family, friends, subordinates and peers speak of his willingness to reach back and help others achieve more than they thought possible." - "Chief" Charles Tubbs

Barbara Lawton

Barbara Lawton

“Melissa Sargent is a tenacious leader who I have had the pleasure to get to know over the years. I am pleased to support Melissa’s candidacy for State Senate, where I know she will continue to advocate for working families, environmental protections, and government transparency.” – Former Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton

Co. Executive Joe Parisi

Co. Executive Joe Parisi

“Melissa Sargent is a true champion for her community, and for Dane County as a whole. Every decision she makes in her role as a state legislator is made with the wellbeing of others in mind. She has truly earned my support, and I look forward to working together in her capacity as our next State Senator." -Dane County Executive Joe Parisi

Frances Huntley-Cooper

Frances Huntley-Cooper

“Melissa Sargent has fought tirelessly for progressive reforms and promoting inclusivity during her time as a state representative, and I have no doubt that she will continue her excellent work in the Wisconsin State Senate.” - Former Fitchburg Mayor Frances Huntley-Cooper

Paul Soglin

Paul Soglin

"Melissa Sargent knows policy, she understands how to get things done, and she has integrity. She’ll make a great Wisconsin State Senator." -Former Madison Mayor Paul Soglin

Kathleen Falk

Kathleen Falk

"I had the privilege to work with Melissa when she served on the County Board. Few people who I have met and worked with over the years have been as dedicated to serving our state as Melissa. Given her admirable work both at the local and state levels, I am confident that she will continue to be a voice for the people of our community." -Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk

Rep. Shelia Stubbs

Rep. Shelia Stubbs

“Melissa is a proven leader with extensive experience. She fights for her constituents and I know she will take that same energy to the Senate!” -State Representative Shelia Stubbs

Rep. Chris Taylor

Rep. Chris Taylor

“Melissa is a fighter for her constituents. She is a driven and dedicated public servant who puts people first, and pushes the envelope in championing needed progressive policies. It is my great pleasure to support her.” -State Representative Chris Taylor

Rep. Dianne Hesselbein

Rep. Dianne Hesselbein

“I have always been impressed with Melissa’s ability to get things done. It was an easy decision when I encouraged her to run for Dane County Board in 2010, and today Melissa continues to serve the 48th Assembly District with integrity and passion.” -Assistant Minority Leader State Representative Dianne Conway Hesselbein

Rep. Lisa Subeck

Rep. Lisa Subeck

“Melissa is a fierce colleague who has never shied away from a challenge. She leads with her heart, and always has the best interest of her constituents in mind,” said Subeck. “It’s a pleasure to work with her, and I look forward to seeing all she will accomplish in the State Senate.” -State Representative Lisa Subeck

Mayor Tim Swadley

Mayor Tim Swadley

“Melissa Sargent brings the type of values and leadership we need at the Wisconsin State Capitol. As a small business owner, I know Melissa understands the balance of making difficult decisions while providing the quality of life Wisconsin families deserve and enjoy. I am very proud to support Melissa Sargent for the 16th Senate District.” -Stoughton Mayor Tim Lori Swadley

Sharon Corrigan

Sharon Corrigan

“During our shared tenure on the Dane County Board, Melissa fought ardently for her constituents and was committed to finding innovative solutions to better our community. Her time in the Wisconsin State Assembly has only further displayed this dedication, and I look forward to the work she will continue in the State Senate.” - Former Dane County Board Chair Sharon Corrigan

Treasurer Adam Gallagher

Treasurer Adam Gallagher

“One of the reasons Melissa is a terrific representative is her dedication to her constituents. I believe that Melissa is a great voice of the people because she truly cares. I am honored to support Melissa Sargent as our next state senator.” - Dane County Treasurer Adam Gallagher

Rep. Dianne Hesselbein

“I have always been impressed with Melissa’s ability to get things done. It was an easy decision when I encouraged her to run for Dane County Board in 2010, and today Melissa continues to serve the 48th Assembly District with integrity and passion.” -Assistant Minority Leader State Representative Dianne Conway Hesselbein