Kelda Roys

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Kelda Roys
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 81
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 6
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNew York University, 2000
J.D.University of Wisconsin, Madison Law School, 2004
Date of birth06/24/1979
Place of birthMarshfield, WI
Office website
Kelda Roys (b. June 24, 1979) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 81st District since 2009 and currently serving as Minority Caucus Chair.

Roys received her JD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison Law School, and BA from New York University. She has worked as an attorney and Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin.

Roys is a member of the Legal Assistance for Women, Board of Directors, Madison Repertory Theatre, TEMPO, Madison, and Wisconsin Bar Association.[1]

In February 2012, the grassroots organization Democracy for America, founded by Howard Dean, named Roys one of the top 10 progressive candidates in the 2012 U.S. House races.[2]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Roys has been appointed to these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Roys served on these committees:


Campaign themes


Oh her campaign site Roys lists her positions on a number of issues, including:[3]

  • Health Care - "We must address the health care crisis, and provide universal coverage for all Wisconsinites."
  • Education - "Kelda is the only candidate supported by our teachers."
  • Jobs & Economic Development - "To sustain a strong and stable economy, we must enable diverse businesses and skilled workers to innovate and thrive."
  • Fiscal Responsibility - "Our state budget and its process should reflect the values and priorities of Wisconsin voters - state government must tax and spend responsibly and fairly."
  • Government Accountability - "Elections should be publicly financed, not bought by private special interests."

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-57 Mother may breast-feed her child in any public or private location where she is authorized to be; penalty provision
  • AB-135 College savings program and college tuition and expenses program: income tax deduction may be claimed by divorced or legally separated parent of child; total annual deduction for parents set
  • AB-163 Political signs meeting certain criteria on rental premises: landlord may not prohibit
  • AB-287 Fermented malt beverage: tax rate increased; funding for law enforcement officers, training, equipment, and AODA treatment services and prevention programs

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Roys was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 81. She was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election and in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 81 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Janet Bewley (D) 3,687 67.32%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Roys received $20,425 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]


The top 5 donors to Roys' 2008 campaign:[6]

Donor Amount
Roys, Kelda $9,958
Iulo, Robert $500
WI Education Assoc Council $500
Federation of Teachers Local 212 $500
Service Employees WI State Council $500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 81
Succeeded by