Tamara Grigsby

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Tamara Grigsby
Grigsby Tamara.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 18
Former officeholder
In office
2005 - January 3, 2013
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sHoward University, 1997
Date of birth11/19/1974
Place of birthPullman, WA
ProfessionAd Hoc Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Office website
Tamara Grigsby (b. November 19, 1974) is a former Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 18th District from 2005 to 2013.

Grigsby currently works as an ad hoc professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a program manager for Wisconsin Council Children and Families.

She is a member of a number of organizations, including the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Felmers Chaney Advisory Board, Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Wisconsin Women in Government Board.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Grigsby was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 18. She was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 18 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tamara D. Grigsby (D) 2,007 99.26%


On November 4, 2008, Grigsby won re-election to Assembly District 18, receiving 98.96% of the vote.[3]

Wisconsin Assembly District 18
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tamara Grigsby (D) 17,377
Scattering 182

Legislation sponsored in 2009:

  • AB-22 Discrimination in housing because of certain arrest or conviction record prohibited, felony and mortgage provisions; discrimination in employment because of arrest or conviction record made a felony;
  • AB-61 Drug violation re Uniform Controlled Substances Act: court or DOT may suspend motor vehicle operating privilege
  • AB-249 Election and voting law changes re deceptive election practices and voter intimidation, suppression, and protection; voter's bill of rights, GAB duties, report, and penalty provisions;
  • AB-353 Right to vote lost only while incarcerated for a disqualifying offense, voting permitted while on parole or extended supervision; voter registration revisions; Corr.Dept, GAB, and Director of State Court duties specified

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

Campaign donors


In 2010, Grigsby received $11,323 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]


The top 5 donors to Grigsby's 2008 campaign:[5]

Donor Amount
Federation of Teachers Local 212 $500
Wisconsin Dental Assoc $500
Kris for Wisconsin $500
WI Laborers District Council $500
Northwestern Mutual Life $500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 18
Succeeded by
Evan Goyke (D)