I believe, and Wisconsinites do too, that people should get to choose their elected officials, not the other way around. Over the last several years, 51 Wisconsin counties, representing almost 80 percent of the people of Wisconsin have passed resolutions or referenda supporting nonpartisan redistricting in our state.
That’s why during my 2020 State of the State Address, I promised to create a nonpartisan redistricting commission, comprised of the people of our state—not elected officials, not lobbyists, and not political party officials—who will draw The People’s Maps.
These folks will hear directly from voters across our state, from every congressional district, and will work together to draw fair, impartial maps for the Legislature to take up next year.
Let's move our state forward with fair, impartial maps and let's do it together.
These nine Wisconsinites were selected to be members of the People’s Maps Commission.
Elizabeth Tobias, of Racine, will represent the 1st Congressional District. Tobias is the executive assistant to the Board of Education for the Racine Unified School District. Tobias is a member of the Wisconsin Association of School Superintendents and the American Society of Administrative Professionals.
Ruben Anthony, Jr., of Middleton, will represent the 2nd Congressional District. Anthony is the current President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison and previously served the Wisconsin Department of Transportation under both Democratic and Republican administrations.
Annemarie McClellan, of Menomonie, will be representing the 3rd Congressional District. McClellan is currently enjoying her retirement after a career in manufacturing and clinical research. She is currently the co-president of her local chapter of the League of Women Voters and has served as a poll worker and election observer.
Christopher Ford, of Whitefish Bay, will represent the 4th Congressional District. Ford is an emergency physician serving one of the highest COVID-19 prevalence populations in the state. He is a member of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Residents Association, and an advisory board member of the Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services for Children.
Benjamin Rangel, of Milwaukee, will represent the 4th Congressional District. Rangel is a high school teacher in Milwaukee, teaching government and history. He is the managing editor of Bridge the City and previously worked as the AmeriCorps member development coordinator for City Year Milwaukee.
Susan Ranft, of Wauwatosa, will represent the 5th Congressional District. Ranft is the vice president, global human resources for Manpower Group, previously served as the president and member of the Governance Board of the Wauwatosa STEM Elementary School, and is an active member of TEMPO Milwaukee.
Melissa Prentice, of Sheboygan, will represent the 6th Congressional District. She is a librarian and public services manager for the city of Sheboygan at Mead Public Library. Prentice has been involved with the Wisconsin Library Association, her local chapter of the League of Women Voters, and was the library representative for the city of Sheboygan DIEB initiative working on diversity and inclusion.
Jason Bisonette, of Hayward, will represent the 7th Congressional District. Bisonette is the dean of students for a small K-12 tribal school on the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe reservation and the board chair for the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College.
Anthony Phillips, of Appleton, will represent the 8th Congressional District. Phillips is a physician with Theda Care Hematology and Oncology and has been involved with several grassroots organizations working on election and campaign issues, including Fair Maps Wisconsin and Voters First WI.