Sondy Pope-Roberts

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Sondy Pope-Roberts
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 80
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
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
Personal
Birthday04/27/1950
Place of birthMadison, WI
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Sondy Pope-Roberts (b. April 27, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 80. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

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, and the Women's Leadership Network.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pope-Roberts served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Protection
Education
Rules
Urban Education

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

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.

Elections

2012

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

2010

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%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pope-Roberts is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Pope-Roberts raised a total of $251,634 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[5]

Sondy Pope-Roberts's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 80 Won $40,431
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 79 Won $37,813
2008 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 79 Won $14,449
2006 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 79 Won $16,542
2004 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 79 Won $51,862
2002 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 79 Won $51,537
2000 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 79 Defeated $39,000
Grand Total Raised $251,634

2012

Pope-Roberts won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Pope-Roberts raised a total of $40,431.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sondy Pope-Roberts's campaign in 2012
Wisconsin Democratic Party$1,000
Turner, Kim$500
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin$500
Association of Wisconsin School Administrators$500
Citizens for Spencer Black$500
Total Raised in 2012$40,431
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Pope-Roberts won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Pope-Roberts raised a total of $37,813.

2008

Pope-Roberts won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Pope-Roberts raised a total of $14,449.

2006

Pope-Roberts won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Pope-Roberts raised a total of $16,542.

2004

Pope-Roberts won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2004. During that election cycle, Pope-Roberts raised a total of $51,862.

2002

Pope-Roberts won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2002. During that election cycle, Pope-Roberts raised a total of $51,537.

2000

Pope-Roberts lost the election for the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2000. During that election cycle, Pope-Roberts raised a total of $39,000.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Janis Ringhand (D)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 80
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 79
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Dianne Hesselbein (D)