Anna Halverson, Democrat of Mount Horeb, today announced her candidacy for the open 80th State Assembly District seat following Representative Sondy Pope’s announcement to retire.

Anna is the daughter of Army veterans and a retired 2nd grade teacher. Moving from Army base to Army base as a kid, she’s grateful to call Mount Horeb home, where she lives with her husband, 7-year-old daughter and their two dogs.

As a supervisor with Progressive Community Services, a Verona-based non-profit working to help people with disabilities self-direct their Medicaid Services, Anna has extensive knowledge and experience in navigating complex systems of care. “I work with the state government every day, and I see the barriers that people face when trying to get basic needs met for the people they love,” Anna said. “Access to health care is something that I am passionate about. I will continue to advocate for people with disabilities and chronic health conditions because I know all Wisconsinites deserve access to quality care.”

Anna has been a community organizer since moving to Mount Horeb in 2017. She has led advocacy visits with state legislators, organized state and local membership meetings, and planned events large and small through her work with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Anna thanked Representative Pope for her tireless work on behalf of the 80th District. “Representative Pope has been a fierce progressive voice in the Assembly,” Anna said. “She represents our district well, especially when she advocates for strong public schools. I started my career working in schools and I want to carry on Rep. Pope’s legacy in the legislature. I will fight to make sure all students feel safe and welcome at school.”

Anna is proud to be endorsed by the following local elected officials in the 80th Assembly District:

–       Dane County Supervisor Patrick Downing

–       Verona Alder Mara Helmke

–       Verona Alder Rye Kimmett

–       Mount Horeb Village Trustee Ryan Czyzewski

–       Mount Horeb Village Trustee Jason Fendrick

–       Mount Horeb Village Trustee Brett Halverson

–       Mount Horeb Village Trustee-elect Tim White

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