MILWAUKEE – Dora Drake proudly announces her candidacy for Wisconsin Assembly District 11 comprising of Wyrick Park, Graceland, Havenwoods, Hampton Heights, McGovern Park, Thurston Woods, Town, and Country Manor, Bradley Estates, part of the Menomonee River Hills, Old North Milwaukee, and Silver Spring neighborhoods as well as parts of Glendale from Service Road to Lydell Avenue.
“At one point, I was working several jobs, while trying to finish school and make ends meet. As we live in these unprecedented times, some of us are maybe in the same predicament or worse. But this pandemic has an end date and we will overcome it, but only if we are united in hope. It takes someone who is dedicated and who will build bridges with everyone to address the challenges we are facing to rebuild and strengthen our communities and the economy after this pandemic.”
Dora currently works as a Member Service Coordinator at the Center for Self Sufficiency, where she assists individuals who re-entering into society to obtain the necessary resources to achieve their goals. She is a community organizer who has the passion and temperament to get things done in order to improve the quality of people’s lives. Dora is also an active member of the Democratic Party, currently, a part of the 2020 Emerge Wisconsin program, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare and Justice from Marquette University.
Dora also assisted with the implementation of racial-bias training for JusticePoint statewide and was recently interviewed by Essence and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights about her experience of voter suppression this past April election.