Milwaukee Alderwoman Zamarripa: Statement on the passing of trailblazer Dick Wagner

I just learned of the passing of Dick Wagner, a trailblazer, a history-maker, and a leader in our LGBTQ+ community and across Wisconsin. Like so many others, I am reeling at this tremendous loss.

I got to know Dick after I was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly. I can still remember approaching him to introduce myself. He said, “Oh, I know exactly who you are; so very nice to meet you, JoCasta. I have been watching you.” It was so very flattering and exciting that this history-maker in his own right would know exactly who I was.

We would see each other often over the years. The last tim...

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