MADISON– Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) released the following statement announcing an endorsement from Paul Soglin, for her candidacy for Wisconsin’s 16th Senate District:
“Today I am proud to announce an endorsement from former Madison Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Paul Soglin– a mentor, friend, and dedicated leader within the Madison community,” said Sargent.
Paul Soglin’s service to his community began far before his successful political career. As a high schooler, and then a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Soglin was actively involved in the Civil Rights Movement and advocating against the Vietnam War. During this time Soglin championed for housing equality, an area in which he continued his work during his tenure as Mayor. After serving on Madison’s Common Council, Soglin was elected as Mayor of Madison in 1973 where he served for three terms until 1979. After working nearly a decade as an attorney in Madison, Soglin returned to serve the city of Madison as Mayor from 1989 until 1997 and again from 2011 to 2018. An advocate for peace, equality, and progressive change, Soglin’s contributions to Madison and Dane County are innumerable.
“Melissa Sargent knows policy, she understands how to get things done, and she has integrity. She’ll make a great Wisconsin State Senator,” said Soglin.
“Paul’s history as a progressive advocate and champion for civil rights is unparalleled,” said Sargent. It is my honor to be endorsed by Paul and his proven track record for change, and I am truly grateful for his kind support”.