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Kelda Roys

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Kelda Roys
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 81
Former officeholder
In office
2009 - January 3, 2013
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
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
Campaign website
Kelda Helen Roys (b. June 24, 1979) is a former Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 81st District from 2009 to 2013. She served as Minority Caucus Chair.

Roys received her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison Law School, and B.A. 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 served on these committees:


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


Campaign themes


Oh her campaign site Roys listed 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's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Roys ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Wisconsin's 2nd District. She sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket and faced Mark Pocan, Matt Silverman, and Dennis Hall in the August 14 Democratic primary. Pocan won the primary and moved on to the general election.[4][5]


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.[6]

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.[7]

Wisconsin State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kelda Roys's campaign in 2010
Alliant Energy$500
Dean, David$500
American Family Insurance$500
Friends Of Carol Beals$500
Wisconsin Health & Hospital Association$500
Total Raised in 2010 $20,425


The top 5 donors to Roys' 2008 campaign:[8]

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
Fred Clark (D)