|Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 80th district
2002 (79th District)
April 27, 1950 |
|Website||Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Sondy Pope-Roberts|
Sondy M. Pope is a Democratic Party politician and former foundation staff member from Madison, Wisconsin, currently serving as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, having represented the 80th Assembly District from 2002. The district had been the 79th Wisconsin Assembly until redistricting after the 2010 census.
Early life and family
Pope was born in Madison; she graduated from River Valley High School in Spring Green and attended Madison Area Technical College and Edgewood College. Prior to election to the Assembly, she was a staff member for the Foundation for Madison's Public Schools. She is married with one daughter.
Pope first ran for the Assembly to represent the 79th district (western parts of Madison and Middleton, Blue Mounds, Cross Plains, Fitchburg, Mount Horeb, Springdale, Vermont, and Verona) in 2000 against Republican incumbent Rick Skindrud, but lost by 13,765 to 18,510 for Skindrud and 887 for independent Bob Menamin.
She was re-nominated in 2002, and unseated Skindrud, with a vote of 12,311 to Skindrud's 10,865. She was assigned to the standing committees on aging and long-term care; education; rural affairs; and small business.
She was re-elected in 2004, after an unsuccessful challenge in the Democratic primary election from Manamin; re-elected in 2006 (without opposition), 2008 and 2010; and as of 2011 is ranking minority member of the Assembly's standing committee on education, and a member of the committees on housing, and on children and families.
- Barish, Lawrence S.; Meloy, Patricia E., eds. State of Wisconsin 2001-2002 blue book Madison: Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, 2002; p. 930
- Barish, Lawrence S., ed. State of Wisconsin 2003-2004 blue book Madison: Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, 2004; pp. 73, 930.