Kelda Roys

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Kelda Roys
Wisconsin State Assembly District 81
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democrat
Profession Attorney
Website House site
Kelda Roys is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 81st District since 2008.

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]

Issue positions

Oh her campaign site Roys lists her positions on a number of issues, including:[2]

  • 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."

Roys did not provide answers to the 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[3]

Committee assignments

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.

Major donors

The top 5 donors to Roys' 2008 campaign:[4]

  • 1. Roys, Kelda $9,958
  • 2. Iulo, Robert $500
  • 3. WI Education Assoc Council $500
  • 4. Federation of Teachers Local 212 $500
  • 5. Service Employees WI State Council $500

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