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Sondy Pope-Roberts
Pope-Roberts sondy.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 80
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth04/27/1950
Place of birthMadison, WI
Office website
Sondy Pope-Roberts (b. April 27, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 80 District since 2013. She represented the 79th District from 2003 to 2013.

Pope-Roberts has worked as Associate Director of the Foundation for Madison's Public Schools.

She is a member of a number of organizations, including Black Hawk Council of Girl Scouts, Incorporated, League of Women Voters, Midwest Progressive Elected Officials Network, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Nature Conservancy, Advisory Board, Oakhill Correctional Institute Member, Sierra Club, Wisconsin Council on * Children and Families Committee, and the Women's Leadership Network.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pope-Roberts served on these committees:


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



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Pope-Roberts won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 80. Pope-Roberts defeated Charles Uphoff and Joseph Wineke in the Democratic primary on August 14[2] and defeated Tom Lamberson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 80, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Tom Lamberson 36% 11,771
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSondy Pope-Roberts Incumbent 63.9% 20,864
     - Scattering 0.1% 40
Total Votes 32,675

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 80 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSondy Pope-Roberts Incumbent 48.9% 2,815
Joseph Wineke 42.8% 2,461
Charles Uphoff 8.3% 476
Total Votes 5,752


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Pope-Roberts was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 79. She defeated Republican Tom Clauder in the general election on November 2, 2010.Pope-Roberts was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election. [4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 79 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sondy Pope-Roberts (D) 19,937
Tom Clauder (R) 13,842
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 79 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sondy Pope-Roberts (D) 3,772 99.74%

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-35 Race-based names, nicknames, logos, and mascots used by schools: complaint procedure established; State Superintendent duty specified
  • AB-119 Five-year-old kindergarten made a prerequisite to first grade in public and charter schools; exemption provision; school board and charter school operator duties
  • AB-125 Commencement of school term: prohibition on starting before September 1 eliminated
  • AB-358 Indoor Environmental Quality in Schools Task Force: State Superintendent directed to establish; DPI, school boards, and MPCP duties

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

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Pope-Roberts received $37,813 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]


The top 5 donors to Pope-Roberts' 2008 campaign:[6]

Donor Amount
Northwestern Mutual Life $1,000
Pautz, Edward $513
Sheridan For Assembly, Mike $500
Harrop, Gary $500
Southeastern WI Auto Workers $500

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Preceded by
Janis Ringhand (D)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 80
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 79
Succeeded by
Dianne Hesselbein (D)