|Wisconsin State Assembly District 8|
|2011 - Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||St. Joan Antida|
|Bachelor's||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2005)|
|Place of birth||Milwaukee, WI|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Zamarripa served on the following committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Campaigns and Elections|
|• Jobs, Economy and Mining|
|• Public Safety and Homeland Security|
|• State Affairs|
During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Zamarripa served on these committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Homeland Security and State Affairs|
|• Public Health and Public Safety|
|• Ways and Means|
Zamarripa lists the following issues as campaign priorities on her official campaign website:
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."
- Health Care
"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."
- 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.
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 8, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jocasta Zamarripa Incumbent||98.3%||7,869|
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Jocasta Zamarripa Incumbent||66.7%||599|
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 8 General Election (2010)|
|Jocasta Zamarripa (D)||4,287|
|Ramona Rivas (I)||678|
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 8 Democratic primary (2010)|
|Jocasta Zamarripa (D)||755||52.43%|
|Angel Sanchez (D)||443||30.76%|
|Laura Manriquez (D)||238||16.53%|
Zamarripa lists her top priorities as:
- "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"
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, when Zamarripa first won election to the State Assembly, she collected $22,567 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Wisconsin Federation of Teachers||$500|
|Teaching Assistants Association||$500|
|Kris Wisnefske for Wisconsin||$500|
|Service Employees Local 150||$500|
|MILW Co Labor Cope||$500|
|Federation of Teachers Local 212||$500|
|Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals||$500|
|Milwaukee Teachers Education Association||$500|
|Wisconsin Education Association||$500|
|DC 48 People Fund Committee||$500|
|Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin||$500|
|Service Employees Wisconsin State Council||$500|
|6 individual donors||$500 each|
Zamarripa is not married.
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- JoCasta Zamarripa on the Wisconsin State Assembly website
- JoCasta Zamarripa's biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Zamarripa on Facebook
- Zamarippa on Twitter
- Official Campaign Website
- Wisconsin Vote.org-JoCasta Zamarripa
- Wisconsin State Legislature, " 2013 Assembly Resolution 1," January 7, 2013
- Jocasta Zamarripa Official Campaign Website, "Issues," accessed August 10, 2012
- Wisconsin Department of Elections - Official Primary Results
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012
- Official GAB primary results
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money.org, Jocasta Zamarripa candidate summary, Retrieved June 22, 2011
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