JoCasta Zamarripa

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JoCasta Zamarripa
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 8
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolSt. Joan Antida
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2005
Personal
Birthday03/08/1976
Place of birthMilwaukee, WI
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
JoCasta Zamarripa is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 8. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. She has served as State Assembly Minority Caucus Vice Chair since 2013.[1]

Biography

Zamarripa is a graduate of St. Joan Antida and the UW-Milwaukee. Before being elected, she worked as an educator and Community Outreach Coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Zamarripa served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Campaigns and Elections
Corrections
Jobs, Economy and Mining
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Rules
State Affairs

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Zamarripa served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Zamarripa's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Bipartisanship

Excerpt: "This past November, I passed my first bill and I am very proud to be able to say that it was a bipartisan effort. Senate Bill 259 (SB 259), that creates the office of Milwaukee County Comptroller, was signed into law as 2011 Wisconsin Act 62 on November 11, 2011."

  • Budgeting & Finance

Excerpt: "We need a budget process that is more open and honest than we’ve seen in the past. I know that in tough economic times, tough decision must be made. However, we cannot balance budgets off the backs of working families. I will continue to push for budgets that truly 'share the sacrifice'."

  • Crime Prevention

Excerpt: "As the State Representative of the 8th District, I will continue to work with the Milwaukee Police Department to make sure that they have the resources they need to keep our community safe. I would also like to outline clear expectations for these resources and hold the Department accountable for meeting community expectations."

  • Healthcare

"Excerpt: "Wisconsin used to lead the nation in access to quality affordable health care. As a candidate for the Assembly in 2010, I strongly supported programs such as BadgerCare and SeniorCare."

  • K-12 Education & Higher Education

Excerpt: "I will work to make sure that tax dollars for education are used wisely and that any school receiving public dollars, whether it be MPS or a voucher/choice school, is meeting expectations and is held accountable; I will continue to push for more funding for our universities and technical colleges."

  • Redistricting Issues

Excerpt: "There must be a public voice in any redistricting process and that partisan politics must be taken out of the process."

2010

Zamarripa's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • "Investing in our youth through education.
  • Making our community safer by decreasing crime
  • Providing property tax relief to home owners"
  • ...strong leadership to protect and bring jobs to Milwaukee"

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent JoCasta Zamarripa defeated Laura Manriquez in the Democratic primary. Vincent Synowicz was unopposed in the Republican primary. Zamarripa faced Synowicz in the general election.[3][4][5] Incumbent Zamarripa defeated Synowicz in the general election, and was re-elected to another term.[6]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoCasta Zamarripa Incumbent 60.7% 679
Laura Manriquez 39.3% 439
Total Votes 1,118

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Zamarripa won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 8. Zamarripa defeated Laura Manriquez in the Democratic primary on August 14 and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoCasta Zamarripa Incumbent 98.3% 7,869
     - Scattering 1.7% 139
Total Votes 8,008
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoCasta Zamarripa Incumbent 66.7% 599
Laura Manriquez 33.3% 299
Total Votes 898

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Zamarripa defeated Independent Ramona Rivas in the November 2 general election. Zamarripa was opposed in the primary election by Laura Manriquez and Angel Sanchez.[9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 8 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png JoCasta Zamarripa (D) 4,287
Ramona Rivas (I) 678
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 8 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png JoCasta Zamarripa (D) 755 52.43%
Angel Sanchez (D) 443 30.76%
Laura Manriquez (D) 238 16.53%


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Zamarripa is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Zamarripa raised a total of $48,534 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[10]

JoCasta Zamarripa's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 8 Won $25,967
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 8 Won $22,567
Grand Total Raised $48,534

2012

Zamarripa won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Zamarripa raised a total of $25,967.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to JoCasta Zamarripa's campaign in 2012
Boynton, Jacqueline$600
Wisconsin Federation Of Nurses & Health Professionals$500
Ramon, Israel$500
Wisconsin Wholesale Beer Distributors$500
Kaufmann, Juli$500
Total Raised in 2012$25,967
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Zamarripa won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Zamarripa raised a total of $22,567.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 14 through June 4.

Legislators are scored on their stances on voting, money in politics and democracy reform legislation.
Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against NPCW's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

2012

In 2012, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 10 through March 16.

Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

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Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 8
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